JMR Electronics and LSI Logic to Offer Fibre Channel and Ultra320 SCSI Channel Bundles

JMR Electronics and LSI Logic to Offer Fibre Channel and Ultra320 SCSI Channel Bundles
26.08.2004
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced today that its Fibre Channel and Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) (http://lsilogic.com/storage http://lsilogic.com/storage) will be bundled with the JMR Electronics Fortra(R) family of storage enclosures. JMR Electronics (http://jmr.comhttp://jmr.com ) delivers innovative and fully-integrated turnkey interoperable SCSI, Fibre Channel and Serial ATA storage solutions for the VAR channel, focused on disk-to-disk back-up, disaster recovery and secondary tiered storage. "Over the past few years, LSI Logic has worked closely with JMR to ensure both companies' products are interoperable," said Charlie Kraus, director of product management and marketing for the LSI Logic Storage Standard Products HBA Division. "We recognize that JMR is one of the critical storage enclosure vendors serving the channel, and that these product bundles provide customers a fully integrated and tested solution using our family of HBAs in conjunction with JMR Fortra storage RAID and enclosures." The two companies have collaborated on extensive testing and product validation. JMR Electronics has selected LSI Logic's single-, dual- and quad-channel PCI-X Fibre Channel and the single- and dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI HBAs for bundling. These products include: -- LSI7102XP-LC, LSI7202XP-LC and LSI7402XP-LC Fibre Channel HBAs that operate at 2Gb/s and feature a 133MHz PCI-X host connect to deliver optimal SAN performance with the industry's newest computer platforms. -- LSI20320-R, LSI21320-R and LSI22320-R Ultra320 SCSI HBAs that deliver the highest available SCSI speeds, from 320MB/s to 640MB/s per adapter, depending on the model. In addition, the Ultra320 SCSI HBAs are flexible -- with configuration options needed for ISPs to enterprise servers. "JMR is pleased to deepen its relationship with LSI Logic and recognizes that they are the only company worldwide to offer HBAs across all business-critical interfaces. Their breadth of product allows us to easily provide the essential storage solutions the channel demands," said Tom Fabrizio, JMR vice president of sales and marketing. "With JMR ensuring a completely integrated and tested solution that eliminates any connectivity issues for connecting storage, we are providing our channel partners with a reliable bundled solution that allows them to focus on their primary business. In addition, JMR and LSI Logic will be a source of continued compatibility testing for these products, therefore, providing an additional benefit to our mutual partners." LSI Logic is a leader in developing serial interface technology standards and has more than 50 interoperability HBA alliances along with SANmark and Brocade Fabric Aware certifications. Currently, LSI Logic provides both 1 and 2Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA solutions using the GigaBlaze(R) core. LSI Logic will also offer 4Gb/s HBAs later this year. LSI Logic supplies channel partners with kitted Fibre Channel, Ultra320 SCSI and SATA storage adapters that include cables. LSI Logic is recognized worldwide as the leader in developing storage industry technology standards, and is the only company that delivers first-to-market storage products across all critical interface technologies. From controller and expander ICs, from RAID storage adapters to host bus adapters and management software, LSI Logic is shaping the future of storage at every business level.