AMD’s landed an OEM deal it thinks will give it a leg up with enterprises and small businesses. Working with Dot Hill, AMD is offering “an inexpensive and easy-to-implement alternative” to normal RAID offerings. Enterprise Storage Forum has the story.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is adding RAID data protection to its server chips, thanks to an OEM deal with Dot Hill (NASDAQ: HILL).
Dot Hill’s RAIDCore virtual RAID adapter technology will be embedded into platforms based on the AMD SR5690/SP5100 server chipset.
AMD will bundle two new SP5100 chipset models with a license to Dot Hill’s RAIDCore VRA technology solutions. The SP5100R will support RAIDCore Basic, which offers RAID levels 0, 1 and 10, while the SP5100R5 supports RAIDCore Plus with RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 10.
RAIDCore VRA solutions support Windows and Linux and offer a storage “system on a chip” that provides the same functionality as hardware-based RAID. The technology uses the power of multi-core server CPUs to provide integrated storage capabilities and process RAID tasks without compromising performance.