Feeds

Seagate expanding into PCIe flash

LSI to hop on board alongside

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Seagate is diving into PCIe-connected solid state drives via a partnership with LSI.

Currently Seagate makes a Pulsar SSD with a 3Gbit/s SATA interface. It fits in a 2.5-inch hard disk drive slot in a disk drive enclosure. A PCIe-connected SSD fits into a server as a plug-in flash card and that's where LSI comes in.

It is expected to deliver board-level products that integrate its SAS and PCIe technology with Seagate's SSD technology, with the product sold for use in data centre and cloud computing environments. Jeff Richardson, LSI EVP and the general manager of its Semiconductor Solutions Group, said: "Entering the emerging PCIe-based SSS market segment is a natural extension of our core competencies."

That will not please Fusion-io which is making the running with this SSD form factor so far. STEC is also entering the PCIe SSD space, as is Micron. It's going to be pretty crowded.

Availability and price weren't mentioned but we can guess the first Seagate/LSI products will be sampling later this year. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet
Microsoft will move its own IT to the cloud to avoid $200m server bill
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
Cutting cancer rates: Data, models and a happy ending?
How surgery might be making cancer prognoses worse
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
VMware's high-wire balancing act: EVO might drag us ALL down
Get it right, EMC, or there'll be STORAGE CIVIL WAR. Mark my words
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?