In an interesting twist of events:
- AMCC – Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Announces Sale of Its 3ware Storage Adapter Solutions Business.
- LSI – LSI To Purchase AMCC 3ware RAID Adapter Business.
Intel, Dell, and other manufacturers use LSI boards as the foundation for their RAID controller offerings.
How this purchase pans out for the RAID controller market has yet to be determined. We do hope that the 3ware products live on since they are as good as the Intel/LSI products we deal with and competition is a healthy thing for manufacturers and for our clients and us.
For us, Intel/LSI are the RAID controllers of choice. We have had great success with Intel’s cards over the years. So, we will continue to stick with them.
The only other RAID controller we would look at for specialized applications would be by Adaptec. Though that need has been virtually nonexistent for a few years now.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book