Adaptec by PMC’s 24-port RAID Adapter Enables New Levels of SAS/SATA
Storage Connectivity and Performance for OCP Architectures
“By increasing the storage connectivity that an adapter can provide, PMC has redefined how a rack can be architected,” said
“We have been working with PMC to benchmark the Adaptec 78165 RAID adapter in a Winterfell chassis,” said
The reference architecture is based on the OCP’s Open Rack form factor that re-engineers the conventional data center rack for maximum power efficiency, serviceability and investment protection. The Adaptec 78165’s low-profile/MD2 form factor was designed for the high-density server environments that OCP Winterfell servers and Open Vault JBODs enable. It gives space-limited data centers the ability to deploy internal and external SAS and SATA connectivity and the latest PCI Express® 3.0 specification. The adapter can be used in RAID, Simple Volume or
“PMC’s high-density storage technology provides the connectivity to enable the Open Compute ecosystem, and it fits perfectly with the OCP’s mission for scalable, efficient and cost-effective storage,” said
Like other products in the Adaptec by PMC Series 7 family, the 78165 utilizes PMC’s 24-port RAID on Chip, mini SAS HD connectors and Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP), which uses flash memory to protect cached data and eliminates battery backup units. The Adaptec 78165 is available in volume production.
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