LSI Ships Over 40,000 Nytro Cards, Becomes Second-Largest Supplier Of Enterprise PCI-E Flash Adapters

LSI Corporation announced that it has moved into the No. 2 position in the rapidly growing enterprise PCIe flash adapter market segment, according to leading market research firms. Since the introduction of the Nytro™ product portfolio in April 2012, the company has shipped more than 40,000 Nytro flash adapters. Demand reflects the needs of hyper scale web and cloud datacenters, financial services and other enterprises to accelerate application performance, increase datacenter efficiency and lower IT costs.

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“Flash-based solutions are becoming pervasive in the datacenter, and LSI has established itself as the No. 2 merchant supplier of enterprise PCIe flash adapters in the U.S., as well as the fastest-growing PCIe flash supplier worldwide,” said Greg Wong, Founder and Principal Analyst at Forward Insights. “The fact that LSI has achieved such success in the first year of the Nytro product line is significant and underscores LSI’s strength in the storage industry.”

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LSI Nytro products are being deployed to cut latency and accelerate performance for key applications like Hadoop® software-based big data analytics, online transaction processing, virtual desktop infrastructure, and shared-nothing infrastructures for highly virtualized, private/enterprise cloud build-out.

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“Having flash integrated into our controllers and other technology directly helps us to provide customers with the performance and consistency that they are looking for from Rackspace,” said John Engates, CTO, Rackspace Hosting. “LSI is collaborating with Rackspace on a number of hybrid cloud and Open Compute projects using LSI solutions including the Nytro product line.”

“LSI’s broad portfolio of PCIe flash adapter products allows us to uniquely address customer challenges across a wider range of datacenter workloads than the competition,” said Gary Smerdon, senior vice president and general manager, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI. “Customers value and benefit from LSI’s long track record of delivering robust, high-performance storage solutions as they struggle to accelerate applications while meeting the challenges of the growing data deluge.”

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LSI serves the market directly, and through a broad base of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and LSI’s existing reseller channel.

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LSI recently announced a Nytro OEM agreement with Intel, which adds to a list of previously announced top-tier OEM customers. Additionally, the number of end customer engagements, ranging from trials to production, has more than tripled in the past quarter.

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The comprehensive Nytro product portfolio includes the Nytro WarpDrive®Nytro XD and Nytro MegaRAID® product families. More information on the LSI Nytro application acceleration product portfolio is available at

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