LSI Corporation today announced DataBolt bandwidth
optimizer technology, a performance acceleration feature
for LSI 12Gb/s SAS solutions designed to allow users to
take advantage of 12Gb/s speeds while using existing
6Gb/s drive infrastructure.
12Gb/s SAS is doubling the performance of current 6Gb/s
SAS solutions, delivering the performance to unlock the
full potential of PCI Express 3.0-based systems and
solid-state storage solutions.
LSI DataBolt technology is designed to deliver up to a
2x increase in throughput performance for 6Gb/s systems,
by agregating bandwidth from 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s end
devices o a 12Gb/s data stream. The technology also
intelligently buffers data and transfer it to drives at
speeds that match the performance of the host with
slower SAS or SATA end devices. It supports
6Gb/s and 3Gb/s hard disk or solid state drives and
utilizes the LSI SAS/SATA bridge technology.
LSI is demonstrating leading 12Gb/s SAS server storage
performance utilizing DataBolt bandwidth optimizer
technology at the SCSI Trade Association (STA)
Technology Showcase on May 9, 2012, at the Hyatt Hotel
in Santa Clara, Calif.
The demo consists of a PCIe 3.0-based server with LSI
12Gb/s SAS HBAs connected to multiple 12Gb/s SAS
enclosures, including the next-generation Xyratex
OneStor storage enclosure supporting 12Gb/s SAS host
connectivity. The drive enclosures house a mix of 6Gb/s
and 3Gb/s HDDs and SSDs, and utilize LSI 12Gb/s SAS
expanders featuring LSI DataBolt technology to achieve
significant throughput and IOPS performance improvements
compared to an end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS storage solution.
General availability of the LSI 12Gb/s SAS products is
expected in the fourth quarter.