Lenovo ThinkServer Now Offering Shared DAS Clustering With Avago Technologies
Syncro Controllers Bring Shared Storage With RAID Along With Storage
Clustering and Failover to Expanded Lineup of Lenovo Server Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago Technologies
(Nasdaq:AVGO) today announced that Lenovo has selected the Syncro® storage
controller family for shared storage clustering in its latest ThinkServer
systems. The Syncro 9286-8e CS adds new levels of value to Lenovo systems by
providing RAID protection along with shared storage, while also delivering
storage clustering and failover. The Lenovo RAID systems, powered by Syncro
storage, provide a robust, easy-to-deploy storage clustering solution
optimized for the needs of SMBs.
The Lenovo RAID system helps protect businesses from data loss and system
failure. When business-critical data is not accessible, the results can be
lost revenue, lost productivity, and reduced customer satisfaction. Syncro
storage controllers are designed to reduce downtime for critical applications,
making failover transparent to the application. They also provide robust data
protection and high performance in addition to low cost and low complexity.
Syncro storage controllers also add additional benefits of shared storage and
high availability not associated with DAS only solutions.
"SMBs that face data disruption are heavily impacted by system outages since
data is the lifeline between businesses and customers," said Jas Tremblay,
vice president of marketing, Data Center Solutions Group at Avago. "The new
Lenovo systems with the Syncro solution deliver enterprise capabilities in
data sharing and continuous application uptime that are cost-effective for the
SMB market and help ensure uninterrupted productivity."
Lenovo introduced the ThinkServer with the Syncro storage controller using
Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Support for the Linux operating system is
coming in the near future. The complete solution is configured and managed
simply through the operating system, eliminating the need for additional
"Lenovo customers face the same challenges managing costs, as IT departments
work in an era where they are expected to do more with fewer resources," said
Darrel Ward, vice president and general manager, Lenovo Enterprise Business
Group. "Lenovo RAID powered by the Syncro solution helps IT departments do
just that, and provides much of the functionality one could find in an
enterprise SAN, while eliminating the complexity and management required."
Built on MegaRAID^® technology, the Syncro family uses two controller cards to
allow system administrators to build a high-availability, shared DAS solution.
The Syncro CS 9286-8e can provide shared storage clustering using two Lenovo
volume servers and JBOD. This affordable high-availability solution brings
shared storage and controller failover to DAS environments.
Syncro storage controllers are currently shipping to the worldwide
distribution network and OEM customers. Visit the Syncro solution page for
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a
broad range of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components
and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and
processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago
products serve four primary target markets: wireless communications, wired
infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial and other. For more
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