LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. today announced the general availability of a two gigabit Fibre Channel storage solution that integrates its MetaStor E4600 and E4600 HPCx storage systems and LSI449290 host bus adapter withBrocade’s SilkWorm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch (LSI Logic SAN Expansion Module). According to the companies, the SAN Expansion Module is a selectable option of the MetaStor E4600 storage system and an integral component of the E4600 HPCx system.
Jay Kidd, Brocade Vice President of Product Marketing, said, “As the world’s leading provider of infrastructure for storage area networks, we are very pleased to be working with LSI Logic Storage Systems as they deliver an interoperable, end-to-end 2 Gbit/sec SAN solution to the market that customers can deploy today.”
LSI Logic said the MetaStor E-Series scales more than four thousand fold, from 36 gigabytes to 160 terabytes data storage capacity in the MetaStor E4600HPCx, and can be configured to deliver data transfer rates up to 1.56 gigabytes per second and 440,000 IO transactions per second. In direct attach, storage area network, or network attached storage configurations, MetaStor systems support AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, NetWare, Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000.