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New Intel® RAID Expander Boards Product Brief Now Available

January 30
17:23 2014

The new Intel® RAID Expander Boards product brief is now available, which reveals a powerful and more affordable alternative to a high port count RAID card.

The product brief details the specifics of expander boards, which are basically “switches” that manage inputs from more than 8 target devices. They allow all these devices to communicate with a 4 or 8 port SAS or RAID initiator device simultaneously.

Because of this, expander boards allow greater flexibility in the solution architecture and the ability to expand RAID arrays without sacrificing performance. The top five benefits of expander boards, as listed in detail in the product brief, are: cost savings, flexibility, reliability, choice and scalability.

The product brief also provides suggested uses of expander boards, including installation as a mid-plane and installation in a PCIe slot. Plus, it offers details about Intel’s upcoming 12Gb/s expanders set, and technical specifics of the Intel® RAID Expander RES2SV240.

The next generation of Intel® RAID solutions is transforming the storage ecosystem with solutions that are faster, smarter, more secure, highly available and significantly lower TCO. IT decision makers looking to improve efficiencies and lower costs can do so by optimizing storage performance with the power of Intel RAID solutions. For more information on Intel RAID, visit: www.intel.com/go/raid

About Intel RAID
The next generation of RAID storage solutions is designed to meet today’s evolving data center and cloud computing demands, especially big data, cloud computing and other applications. For more information visit: http://www.intel.com/go/raid

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