Xyratex Introduces 12Gb/s SAS Storage

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XyratexThis week at IDF, Xyratex launched 12Gb/s SAS technology for its OneStor line of enterprise-class modular storage enclosures. As an industry-first, this new technology doubles the data transfer speed between the storage enclosure and the host server, significantly increasing the performance of I/O and bandwidth-intensive applications.

Xyratex has a long history of innovation in OEM data storage, and our OneStor solutions are top-rated in the OEM marketplace because of their ability to deliver the best in performance, reliability and value,” said Ed Prager, senior vice president and general manager of OEM Storage Solutions at Xyratex. “Our 12Gb/s support extends these benefits through the ability to integrate high-performance flash storage in a seamless manner over the fastest interconnects and accelerate existing 6Gb/s rotational devices, all within our standard density and unique high-density enclosures. As technology and the storage industry both continue to evolve, we’ll stay aggressive about integrating the best in storage value so that our customers are able to satisfy their most pressing and challenging data center demands.”

This new technology innovation allows the Xyratex OneStor line to support 12Gb/s SAS EBODs and 12Gb/s host connectivity, which permits a theoretical maximum I/O bandwidth of 28.8GB/s from SAS hosts to the installed disk drives in 2U12, 2U24, 4U24 and 5U84 storage enclosures.

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In related news, Dr. Torben Kling-Petersen, principal architect for the Xyratex HPC Solutions Group, will present at the HPC User Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 12:45 ET.