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LSI 3ware SATA and SAS RAID Controller Cards Deliver VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Certified Support

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VMworld 2009 -- LSI Corporation today announced new software drivers for the LSI 3ware 9650SE and 9690SA series RAID controller cards that provide support for VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0. The new drivers enable customers to combine the advanced data protection and high throughput capabilities of LSI 3ware controllers with the cost effectiveness and flexibility enabled by virtualization and cloud computing environments.

"Hardware RAID protection and performance are essential in virtualized environments," said Brent Blanchard, director of Worldwide Channel Sales and Marketing, LSI. "With the VMware Ready Certification, customers can confidently deploy LSI 3ware controllers with the VMware platform to enable server consolidation and IT cost savings."

LSI 3ware 9650SE and 9690SA series controllers provide internal and external connectivity for systems using either SATA or SAS hard drives and are available in a variety of port configurations. The controllers are available through the LSI worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs.

The VMware Ready Certified designation signifies that the controllers have completed the extensive VMware Hardware Certification Program testing criteria. New and existing customers may download the VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0 drivers for free at More information is available at the LSI Channel Gateway (