FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- HalStor, Inc., a pioneer in configurable I/O and storage solutions, introduces triple protocol, dual processor, single chip, Fibre Channel (FC) to Serial ATA/Serial Attached SCSI (SATA/SAS ) gateway/controller design. The flexibility of this design enables maximizing performance and functional flexibility for storage systems and servers utilizing FC Storage Area Networks and using both SAS and SATA disk drives.
The design addresses the need of storage system and server vendors to deploy high performance, enterprise class systems utilizing new technologies in a timely and cost-effective manner. It is specifically optimized for storage systems that require custom FC/SATA/SAS controllers and protocol converters implementing functions like encryption/decryption, access control, vendor specific commands, stream replications, data filtering, hardware RAID, virtualization and more. As a result, emphasis was given to providing the highest possible level of programmability and embedded intelligence.
This design is based on our proprietary Advanced Serial Controller Architecture (ASCA) which allows unified treatment of various serial communication protocols. This architecture, combined with our dedicated Serial Controller Development System, provides a significant reduction in the development effort and supports the creation of high performance, cost-effective connectivity for internal and external storage and storage area networks.