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December 17, 2009
TYAN now bundling Dot Hill RAIDCore Virtual RAID Adapter technology with six of its Six-Core AMD-based server platforms
CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 17 -- In its first major motherboard design win for the RAIDCore Virtual RAID Adapter (VRA) technology this year, Dot Hill Systems Corp., a world-class provider of entry-level and midrange storage solutions for OEMs and resellers, today announced that TYAN, an industry-leading server platform provider which is part of MiTAC International Corp., has selected Dot Hill RAIDCore VRA technology to be featured in its newest server platforms.
TYAN is now shipping worldwide six new server platforms based on the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor and AMD SP5100 Southbridge chipset, all of which now include RAIDCore Basic VRA solutions as standard.
With support for Linux and Windows, Dot Hill RAIDCore VRA solutions provide end-user customers with an inexpensive alternative to hardware-based RAID that is built right into the server. Users who want more advanced capabilities can upgrade to the full-featured RAIDCore VST through a simple, software-based licensing scheme. This upgrade, which includes RAID 1n/10n (multi-volume mirroring), distributed sparing and additional migration features, enables full enterprise-class virtual RAID for significantly less than a conventional hardware RAID adapter card.
"TYAN continues to add value to its AMD-based server platform," said Albert Mu, vice president of Enterprise Business Unit of MiTAC International Corporation. "In addition to superior energy efficiency and outstanding performance, the TYAN Six-Core AMD Opteron-based platform now delivers enterprise-level RAID functionality standard through Dot Hill RAIDCore VRA and the ability to easily and inexpensively upgrade to the more sophisticated RAID capabilities of RAIDCore VST."
"Six-Core AMD Opteron processors and the AMD SP5100 Southbridge chip set deliver the performance that makes server-based RAID incredibly practical," said Andy Mills, vice president of marketing, Dot Hill. "TYAN customers can now implement RAID protection for their server storage without sacrificing performance and without investing in a hardware RAID controller."
About TYAN Six-Core AMD Opteron Servers
The TYAN S8208 and YR190 B8208 are ideal platforms for critical workloads, such as social networking, video streaming and search in datacenter and HPC environments that require high compute density in a limited rack space. The TYAN S8212 and GT24 B8212 are optimized for customers that need more expandability and flexibility for their server environment. The TYAN S8005 and GT14 B8005 address the needs of companies interested in highly efficient performance products.
RAIDCore VRA -- A Better Alternative to Hardware- and Software-based RAID
Dot Hill VRA technology enables server, storage and motherboard vendors to integrate RAID technology into their products by leveraging the power of today's multi-core server CPUs instead of a dedicated RAID CPU-based, add-in board, helping to reduce hardware, power, cooling and support costs. RAIDCore enables host-based RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 directly on motherboard SATA I/O ports, reducing system costs and increasing the reliability of internal disk storage. The same software stack, with additional features enabled, may also be used for higher end SAS disk-based systems that employ a built-in or PCIe host adapter-based SAS/SATA chipset, enabling vendors to maintain compatibility and a consistent look and feel across the entire product line.
The technology leverages a sophisticated RAID software stack, enabling today's servers to effectively process RAID tasks without compromising performance needed for other operations. RAIDCore rivals the performance of hardware controller-based RAID at a fraction of the cost in addition to offering enhanced functions such as enhanced mirroring schemes to support simple system backup and recovery.
Overview of RAIDCore Key Features/Functionality
Dot Hill RAIDCore technology key features/functionality include:
About Dot Hill
Delivering innovative technology and global support, Dot Hill (NASDAQ:HILL) empowers OEMs and resellers to bring unique storage solutions to market, quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Offering high performance and industry-leading uptime, Dot Hill's RAID technology is the foundation for best-in-class storage solutions offering enterprise-class security, availability and data protection. The company's products are in use today by the world's leading service and equipment providers, common carriers, advanced technology and telecommunications companies as well as government agencies. Dot Hill solutions are certified to meet rigorous industry standards and military specifications, as well as RoHS and WEEE international environmental standards. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. Web Site: http://www.dothill.com/.
TYAN, as a leading server brand under MiTAC Group, designs, manufactures and markets advanced x86 and x86-64 server/workstation board technology platforms and server solution products. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers worldwide for a wide range of applications. TYAN enables its customers to be technology leaders by providing scalable, highly-integrated, reliable products for a wide range of applications such as server appliances and solutions for high-performance computing, and server/workstation usage in markets such as CAD, DCC, E&P and HPC. For more information, visit MiTAC Web site at http://www.mitac.com/ or TYAN brand Web site at http://www.tyan.com/.
Source: Dot Hill Systems Corp.
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