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LSI brings out 12 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip controller, other storage news

LSI said it has first 12 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controllers, Dot Hill gets snapshot and encryption patents; Utah Transit Authority selects Nexsan Assureon for archiving.

LSI Corp. said it is sampling 12 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controllers and expanders to server and external storage OEMs.

LSI said it has demonstrated performance of more than 1 million IOPS with a single eight-port 12-gig SAS ROC running small block sequential reads and writes connected to eight hard disk drives. LSI said 12-gig SAS controllers will improve performance of hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs), and the technology is backward compatible with 3-gig and 6-gig SAS.

Dot Hill gets new patents, executives

Storage systems vendor Dot Hill received three new patents, including two for its AssuredSnap snapshot software. Dot Hill was awarded a patent for a method for effectively deleting obsolete snapshots, and another for managing snapshots so users can always return to a specific point when the snapshot occurred.  The third patent involves a new encryption scheme for data on removable storage devices.

Dot Hill also hired Brad Painter as vice president of worldwide channel sales and Scott Brook as vice president of customer service and sales.

Utah Transit Authority turns to Nexsan Assureon

Nexsan said the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) is using Nexsan Assureon content-addressable storage (CAS) for archiving of compliance-related data and disaster recovery. UTA is using Assureon to archive data, video archives and CAD files.

Solera, Hie combine video archiving tools

SoleraTec LLC and Hie Electronics said they have done comprehensive testing to verify compatibility between Hie’s TeraStack Solution Active Archive Blue-ray video data storage and Solera’s Phoenix RSM management software.

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