Microsemi’s SmartIOC 2100 and SmartRoC 3100, combined with the company’s Unified Smart Storage Stack, boast a number of enhancements over its prior generation of storage controllers. Those include:
- Common firmware and software stack across all product variants, increasing reliability, improving end customer use experience and reducing qualification efforts
- Density optimized, with variants available in 8-, 16- and 24-port configurations for 12Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA
- Two additional dedicated boot drive ports available with the 16- and 24-port variants
- Support for the latest storage media, including both the latest generation of 6 Gbps SATA and 12 Gbps SAS SSDs for performance applications and SAS or SATA Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) drives for cold storage applications
With over 30 million unit shipments worldwide to date, Microsemi’s Smart Storage Stack offers one of the industry’s most reliable and highest performing storage controller software platforms. The Smart Storage Platform delivers advanced security features, such as maxCrypto controller-based encryption and enterprise-class data protection support, while providing high performance and a significant advantage in operating costs due to significant power savings compared to previous generations and competing product offerings
Microsemi’s smart storage solutions can be used in any server storage application with 12 Gbps SAS or 6 Gbps SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid state drives (SSDs). SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs are forecasted by market research firm IDC to represent 80 percent of all enterprise drives shipped on an annual basis through the end of the decade.