MILPITAS, Calif., June 22. LSI Corporation today introduced the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components, offering white box channel partners a quick, efficient and cost-effective approach to build, customize, brand and sell a wide range of external storage system configurations. The unique approach using configurable components is designed to provide channel partners with the flexibility to assemble complete systems to their customers' specifications without the need for costly stocking of pre-configured systems.
"The introduction of the CTS2600 family is a significant milestone on our mission to be the most trusted and comprehensive storage building block supplier to the channel," said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI. "The CTS2600 family complements our existing channel portfolio and provides partners with one-stop shopping for delivering both direct-attached and external storage solutions to vertical market segments such as managed hosting, cloud, medical applications and digital content."
The LSI(TM) CTS2600 family is designed for small to midsize enterprises in direct-attached and storage area network (SAN) environments and includes affordable, high-quality external storage components such as controllers, storage enclosures and disk drives. The CTS2600 family is built upon the robustness of more than 20 years of LSI system design and development expertise and over 400,000 storage systems shipped across a wide range of workloads and market segments.
The CTS2600 family allows channel partners to deliver systems with 6Gb/s SAS back-end drive connects and offers multi-protocol host connectivity, mixed drive support, simplified management and low power consumption. Multi-protocol host connectivity includes 6Gb/s SAS and 1Gb/s iSCSI or 6Gb/s SAS and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) interface options. The multi-protocol host connectivity delivers support for a wide variety of implementations, from low-cost rack-integrated solutions and single-room data centers using SAS, to SAN environments utilizing iSCSI or FC for larger consolidation and virtualization projects.
"Colfax International offers a broad spectrum of high-performance computing solutions, all of them completely customizable to meet our customers' unique requirements," said Gautam Shah, CEO, Colfax International. "The addition of configurable external storage building blocks to the LSI channel portfolio is well aligned with our business model and will enable us to deliver low-cost, high-performance storage solutions that can quickly and efficiently meet customers' changing mission-critical demands."