PMC-Sierra unveils Adaptec Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 drives
Oct 18, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- PMC-Sierra, Inc. has unveiled the Adaptec Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 solid state drives caching designed to accelerate data center and cloud computing application performance.
Using solid state drives (SSDs) to cache frequently accessed data, maxCache 2.0 employs an intelligent, learned-path algorithm to improve performance of HDD-based arrays.
PMC's second-generation SSD caching solution, maxCache 2.0, adds support for write caching to expand the application workloads. The Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 offers up improvement in I/O operations per second (IOPS) and reduction in application latency. The latency reductions delivered with maxCache 2.0 provide a direct end-user benefit for data centers, the company said.
"Data centers have multi-faceted needs that PMC uniquely addresses through our innovative solutions and ability to work with customers to optimize our products in their environment for their application," said Jared Peters, vice president and general manager of PMC's Channel Storage Division. "With the introduction of the Series 6Q, PMC has reinforced its commitment to deliver intelligent solutions that address the distinctive pain points of data centers." The Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 also improves IOPS and allows data centers to perform more transactions with a single server and reduce the overall number of servers required.
The Series 6Q will ship standard with PMC's second-generation, patented supercap backup solution, Zero Maintenance Cache Protection, which eliminates the maintenance and environmental costs of lithium ion battery-based solutions. In addition to the Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0, PMC is releasing the Series 6T RAID controllers with recessed top-mounted connectors, the company added.
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