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Netweb, Supermicro to provide server solutions with SES2, ZCR

Netweb Technologies partners with Supermicro to enable serial attached SCSI (SAS) server solutions with SES2 and ZCR.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 19:13 IST

Netweb Technologies, in partnership with Supermicro Computer, a leading company that produces high-quality serverboards, chassis and servers, is now delivering SAS server and storage solutions with SCSI Enclosure Services 2 (SES2) for enclosure management and zero-channel RAID (ZCR).

SES2 alerts users about drive, temperature and fan failures with an audible alarm, disk failure LEDs and a fan failure LED. Enabling SES2 features significantly enhances SAS-optimised solutions. Additionally, with fully functional RAID capability including RAID 5, 10 and 50, the case for migrating to SAS has never been stronger or more straightforward.

"Our SAS ramp up is increasing sharply, and we believe that SAS product sales will surpass SCSI within 12 months. With these mature SES2 and ZCR features, our customers are empowered with worry-free storage management capabilities and have an excellent opportunity to gain an edge against branded vendors by delivering truly optimized SAS storage solutions," said Charles Liang, president and CEO at Supermicro.

"These new SES2 and ZCR features further solidify our first-to-market position as pioneers of Serial Attached SCSI technology and provide our customer base with the best technology. Now, our server suppliers can assist their customers to transition seamlessly to the future of storage technology today."

As the evolutionary replacement for parallel SCSI, momentum toward SAS is strong. It is driven by technological advantages including more than quadrupling SCSI bandwidth for substantial performance gains and the ability to scale to up to 128 SAS devices on a single controller, compared with 16 for parallel SCSI. Even more important is the ability to mix high-performance SAS and low-cost SATA drives on the same backplane, which is providing unprecedented flexibility. The ability to mix the two technologies is not only making server and storage subsystems easier to build and use, but it also makes them more cost-effective than traditional SCSI solutions.

Supermicro SAS solutions are powered by the Adaptec® AIC-9410 SAS controller delivering unprecedented (4.8 gigabyte/second) performance with enhanced RAID capabilities through eight ports.

When combined with the optional All-in-One Zero Channel RAID card, the solution will provide unprecedented storage flexibility for either SAS or cost-effective SATA. Targeted at performance-oriented server storage applications, these solutions provide customers with highly scalable and reliable solutions that leverage the cost and design benefits offered by SAS and SATA hard disk drives.

Supermicro currently produces a full line of SAS-powered solutions optimized for both SAS drives and dual-core processors, including SAS motherboards, SuperServers, chassis, JBOD chassis, mobile racks, and All-in-One ZCR cards.

Phidias Chou, Sr Director Sales- Supermicro USA, was in India recently for the Asia Road Show, held at New Delhi, Bangalore & Mumbai. They showcased all there latest technology server solutions.

First Published: May 16, 2006 19:13 IST