Performance, power, security, and reliability are essential when you are looking for solutions to help you keep up with the massive growth of the data center industry. Performance requirements are driven by both the increased adoption of Flash-based Solid
State Drives (SSDs) and the increasing sizes of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) arrays. Owners of data centers want to take advantage of the performance that these Flash-based drives promise, and they require storage solutions that can deliver manageability
and data availability without compromising on performance.
Power is a significant component of a data center’s operating expenses. Optimizing power for cold storage tiers in the data center, for example, delivers substantial benefits to the bottom line. Data security has become one of the highest priorities
for data centers and cloud computing environments as enterprises seek to safeguard customer information, classified company documentation and communications, financial records, employee payroll records and other confidential data. As more mission-critical
data finds its way to data centers, end customers insist on reduced downtime, improved response times to issues and a more positive end-user experience overall.
Our unified Smart Storage platform, consisting of our SmartROC (RAID-on-Chip) and SmartIOC (IO Controller) controllers and SmartRAID, SmartHBA and HBA SAS/SATA adapters, offers the industry’s most reliable, secure, low-power and high-performance storage solutions. They deliver substantial reductions in operating costs and significant power savings when compared to alternative solutions at equivalent port densities. Unique features such as maxCache, which allows for solid state storage drives (SSDs) to be configured as cache, and Zero Performance Cache Maintenance (ZMCP), which enables instant cache protection, also maximize performance. Our entire portfolio leverages core IP with consistent tools and broad compatibility across the product platform to make our solutions easy to deploy and manage.
The entry-level Adaptec SmartRAID 3100E RAID adapters are a cost-effective hardware RAID solution. They have been added to our trusted Smart Storage platform to support deployments that use fewer drives and can benefit from caching
capabilities but do not need the full cache backup or advanced RAID levels of our full-featured RAID adapters. Some key benefits include:
Solutions for data-at-rest encryption are now a security requirement in many market segments such as healthcare, finance, e-commerce, federal government branches and insurance. These markets constitute a significant overall percentage of the deployed
storage. Data center managers face the challenge of safeguarding data while still meeting continually increasing performance demands for large-scale applications, such as web serving, file serving, databases, Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), machine learning and High-Performance Computing (HPC).
The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e, with our maxCrypto™ controller-based encryption, delivers data protection with little to no impact on latency or I/O performance. The 3162-8i /e offers superior advantages over Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) and integrates seamlessly into existing storage infrastructures, allowing data center managers to deploy a uniform, scalable encryption strategy across the enterprise.
Microchip's unified Smart Storage stack powers the entire Smart family of Integrated Circuit (IC) and adapter products, leveraging core IP that has shipped in over 30 million servers and delivers one of the industry’s most reliable, highest-performing
and lowest power storage controller software platforms.
Encryption is a must for vertical markets needing data protection. The SmartRAID 3162-8i/e RAID adapter equipped with maxCrypto controller-based encryption (CBE) provides encryption for data-at-rest in the data center with virtually no difference in read
or write performance.
As data centers grow, performance, power, security and reliability are more important considerations than ever. Find out how the SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100 handle these advanced security features using maxCrypto controlled-based encryption (CBE)
without affecting performance.
Our Adaptec product line continues its storage leadership by launching industry-first open-source tools that configure, deploy, scale and manage our RAID adapters, Host Bus adapters and expanders for use with OpenStack’s Horizon dashboard in the