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Date: 11-09-13

PMC launches Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapter family

PMC has launched Adaptec Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapter family for high-performance server and networked storage in India. PMC claims its solutions can provide double the overall storage connectivity as competing solutions.

“With our new Series 8 RAID adapters, PMC is now addressing all the key points of 12Gb/s SAS connectivity,” said Jared Peters, vice president of Server Storage Solutions at PMC. “We designed our Series 8 adapter family to enable denser, faster and more configurable storage environments, which translates directly into faster data delivery and access. With innovations like the maxCache Plus tiering capability for Series 8, we continue to provide the technology that helps datacenter architects get the most value and performance out of their storage assets.”

Adaptec Series 8 feature greater than 700,000 4k random read RAID I/Os per second, a 60 percent improvement over the previous generation. The 12Gb/s SAS SSDs are twice as fast as 6Gb/s SAS SSDs and up to 1,000 times faster than traditional hard drives.

The Series 8 family available in five models, configurations include 16-port adapters. These storage solutions enable creating hybrid storage arrays utilizing any combination of SSDs and HDDs. This feature supports cloud computing environment. The maxCache Plus with Series 8 provides the flexibility to configure all storage devices in a server environment.

“Enterprise datacenters and cloud environments have a need to accelerate application performance while coping with massive data growth cost effectively,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research director for Solid State Storage at IDC. “12Gb/s SAS architectures and tiering technologies are poised to overcome these challenges and help unlock the full potential of SSDs, which is one of the key reasons IDC expects shipments of SAS SSDs to grow at a 75 percent compound annual growth rate from 2012 to 2017.”

“Our new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs dramatically improve response times to dynamic and mission critical data in cloud and datacenter environments, but an end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS architecture is a critical part of the foundation of the build out,” said Gary Gentry, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate’s solid state drive business. “Products like PMC’s Series 8 adapters are key elements that will allow data center architects to realize the full benefits of our industry-leading SSD performance.”

The complete family of Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapters includes five unique SKUs, and will be available in Q4 2013 through Adaptec’s worldwide distributors and storage channel partners. For complete product details, visit www.adaptec.com.

The retail price for the Series 8 RAID card in India:
Adaptec RAID 8885: US$725
Adaptec RAID 8885E: US$440
Adaptec RAID 8805: US$640
Adaptec RAID 81605ZQ: US$1065
Adaptec RAID 8885Q: US$1100

Place to purchase the Series 8 RAID card in India:
Latest Series 8 products are available from Arihant Info Solutions.

PMC's presence in India:
PMC has a design center at Bangalore in India since 2006. PMC also has Business Development and Customer support team based at Bangalore.

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