Tuesday 14 April 2009

LSI Corp to purchase 3Ware/AMCC Storage Adapter Business

In an interesting twist of events:

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.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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