LSI(R) Nytro(TM) Server-Side Flash Technology Accelerates IBM(R) System x(R) Server Performance

LSI(R) Nytro(TM) Server-Side Flash Technology Accelerates IBM(R) System x(R)
Server Performance

IBM Offering High IOPS Modular Adapters Based on LSI Nytro WarpDrive(R)
Technology to Boost Performance for Data-Intensive Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Corporation
(Nasdaq:LSI) today announced that IBM is now offering new versions of its High
IOPS Modular Adapters family based on LSI^® Nytro^™ WarpDrive^® technology.
The new models join IBM's growing stable of PCIe Flash cards and are designed
to be used with the IBM System x server series to help clients speed Big Data

LSI Nytro WarpDrive adapters provide ultra-low-latency, high-performance
storage for data-intensive applications while helping cloud and enterprise
datacenters shrink storage footprint and energy costs. The IBM High IOPS
Modular Adapters based on LSI Nytro WarpDrive technology support capacity
options ranging from 300GB to 800GB of SLC and MLC Flash memory for IBM System
x servers.

LSI Nytro WarpDrive adapters deliver:

  *IOPS performance of hundreds of hard disks with a single server
  *Enterprise-class flash performance, reliability and endurance from LSI
    SandForce^® Flash Storage Processors with DuraClass™ technology
  *Storage power, cooling and physical footprint savings, reducing total cost
    of ownership
  *Minimal CPU burden
  *Broad compatibility with existing infrastructures through use of standard
    drivers featuring extensive operating system and management support

"Rapid data growth and rising application performance requirements have
exposed the limitations of today's aging storage architectures," said Gary
Smerdon, senior vice president and general manager, Accelerated Solutions
Division, LSI. "IBM System x servers deployed with LSI Nytro WarpDrive
technology can provide customers with a powerful, cost-effective performance
boost for storing, accessing and analyzing data and, ultimately, give users
the power to innovate the next generation of datacenters."

LSI Nytro WarpDrive technology is part of LSI's comprehensive Nytro product
portfolio of PCIe^® flash adapters, including the Nytro MegaRAID^® and Nytro
XD product families. More information on the LSI Nytro application
acceleration product portfolio is available at

About LSI

LSI Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI) designs semiconductors and software that
accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client
computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application
performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our
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LSI, the LSI & Design logo, Storage.Networking.Accelerated., MegaRAID, Nytro,
SandForce, DuraClass and WarpDrive are trademarks or registered trademarks of
LSI Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies.

CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Brian Garabedian
         LSI Corporation
         Kevin Gallagher
         Gallagher Group Communications

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