LSI Targets High-Growth Hyperscale Datacenter Market Segment With New Nytro(TM) Series of PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards

LSI Targets High-Growth Hyperscale Datacenter Market Segment With New
Nytro(TM) Series of PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards

Nytro XP6200 Series Delivers Optimized Performance for Read-Intensive
Workloads While Reducing Power Up to 30 Percent

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At its annual Accelerating
Innovation Summit (AIS), LSI Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI) today announced it has
extended the Nytro^™ portfolio of PCIe flash cards to include the Nytro XP6200
series. The Nytro XP6200 series provides hyperscale cloud datacenters with
accelerated performance for read-intensive applications, optimized power and
thermals, and an overall lower cost per gigabyte PCIe flash solution.

Hyperscale datacenters require cost-effective scaling to thousands of servers
to meet the compute and storage demands of Web 2.0, cloud computing and big
data analytics applications. Hyperscale infrastructures are often built using
lower-cost, highly efficient servers, assembled from off-the-shelf, standard
components, and generally require higher-density architectures and more
efficient power and cooling.

"Many hyperscale datacenters run read-intensive workloads over large numbers
of servers that can be scaled quickly and cost-effectively as needs evolve and
data volumes increase," said Tom Swinford, senior vice president and general
manager, Datacenter Solutions Group, LSI. "Due to their immense scale, the
operators of these datacenters are highly focused on getting the most work out
of their IT investments while reducing operating expenses and space
requirements. The Nytro XP6200 series fits the bill by providing users with
low-cost flash acceleration, enterprise reliability, high performance and
efficient system-level power consumption."

The Nytro XP6200 cards are purpose-built to meet the requirements of Open
Compute and other hyperscale servers. They combine LSI SandForce^® flash
controllers, delivering leading endurance and reliability using low-cost
flash, with a new design optimized for low power and thermal characteristics.
The Nytro XP6200 series requires up to 30 percent less power than existing
Nytro flash cards. Nytro cards use a host offload architecture for I/O and
flash management which results in consistent performance and low host CPU and
memory utilization. With Nytro cards, valuable host resources are reserved for
maximum application performance.

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation, is one of the leading Open
Compute Project (OCP) solutions providers with years of experience building
servers and racks for many leading Web 2.0, social media and hyperscale
computing companies.

"Hyve Solutions' OCP Open Rack creates a new, open standard for server rack
design that provides an innovative platform for rack infrastructure, while
lowering TCO in the scale compute space," said Steve Ichinaga, senior vice
president and general manager, Hyve Solutions. "LSI Nytro cards integrated
into the Hyve Solutions OCP platform can help customers to take full advantage
of the efficiency, affordability, serviceability and reduced TCO benefits of
the OCP platform without sacrificing performance."

LSI is showcasing the Nytro XP6200 series at the SC13 conference (booth #3616)
taking place this week in Denver, Colo. Together with Hyve Solutions, the
companies are demonstrating an OCP Open Rack compute and storage system with
Winterfell web server nodes accelerated by Nytro XP6200 series cards. Nytro
cards integrated into the Hyve Solutions OCP platform can help customers in
hyperscale environments achieve significant improvements in database
transaction processing, reduced access latency and transparent application

Pricing^(1) and Availability:

  *Nytro XP6209-4A1024 (1TB MLC PCIe flash): $2,899 ($2.83/GB)
  *Nytro XP6210-4A2048 (2TB MLC PCIe flash):$4,999 ($2.44/GB)

LSI is a datacenter storage and flash market segment leader, delivering flash
controllers, enterprise SAS and RAID solutions, and PCIe flash products that
enable the entire storage ecosystem. The products are available from select
LSI original equipment manufacturers and through the LSI worldwide network of
distributors, integrators and VARs. The Nytro XP6209 card is currently
available. The Nytro XP6210 card is expected to be available in December 2013.

More information on the LSI Nytro flash accelerator cards is available at

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accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client
computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application
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(1) Pricing based on five unit minimum order quantities. Increased discounts
based on volume.

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