IBM To Offer High IOPS Modular Adapters Based On LSI Nytro WarpDrive Technology

LSI Corporation is announcing IBM’s offering of a new series of its High IOPS Modular Adapters.  This new family will be based on LSI Nytro WarpDrive technology.  IBM will be adding these new adapters to a growing lineup of PCIe Flash adapters.  The new Nytro WarpDrive-based versions are designed for use with IBM System x servers, and will help their clients to boost the speed and performance of data-intensive applications.

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LSI’s Nytro WarpDrive PCIe flash adapters provide high-performance storage to help clients speed up their Big Data analytics.  These ultra-low-latency solutions help cloud and enterprise datacenters reduce their energy costs and their storage footprint.  IBM’s High IOPS Modular Adapters based on LSI Nytro WarpDrive technology will be offered in capacities that range from 300GB to 800GB, in both SLC and MLC Flash memory versions for IBM System x servers.

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Gary Smerdon, senior vice president and general manager, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI states that “Rapid growth and rising application performance requirements have exposed the limitations of today’s storage architectures.  IBM System x servers deployed with LSI Nytro WarpDrive technology can provide customers with a powerful, cost-effective performance boost for storing, accessing and analyzing data and, ultimately, give users the power to innovate the next generation of datacenters.”


The LSI Nytro WarpDrive series of adapters produce the IOPS performance of hundreds of hard disks (HDDs) with a single server.  They produce enterprise-class flash performance, reliability and endurance by utilizing LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processors and LSI’s DuraClass technology.  With minimal burden on CPUs, storage power, cooling and physical footprint are all reduced; resulting in lower total cost of ownership (TCO).


LSI’s Nytro WarpDrive technology is part of their comprehensive Nytro product lineup of PCIe flash adapter cards.  This lineup includes the Nytro MegaRaid and Nytro XD product series.  LSI continues to enhance their partnerships with a growing stable of OEMs.

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