2/11/2004 - Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leader in IC innovation for Fibre Channel product development, announced the industry’s only fully integrated solution for managed 4 Gb/s Storage Systems and Storage Networks. The latest member of Vitesse’s broad storage products portfolio addresses the raw performance, comprehensive management, and low component cost requirements of the storage OEM through a combination of its powerful Ring-RouterTM architecture and embedded enclosure management offerings.
A 22-port, accelerated JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) IC, the VSC7196 provides many of the performance and flexibility benefits attributed to fully switched IC implementations without the burden of added complexity – all while maintaining cost parity with traditional PBC (Port Bypass Circuit) and EM (Enclosure Management) device technology.
By combining highly efficient interconnects and robust enclosure management capabilities, systems employing this unique architecture can be delivered at cost savings of up to 50% over competitive offerings.
“Vitesse’s VSC7196 eases 4G Fibre Channel disk array implementation by providing high port density, integrated enclosure management, and low latency – independent of array size. The VSC7196’s efficient fifth-generation digital architecture delivers performance advantages of loop switches at prices comparable to PBCs, which will commoditize the full spectrum of 4G Fibre Channel disk arrays,” said Sanjay Iyer, senior analyst at The Linley Group.
“Offering more features and flexibility than competing switch-based solutions, the VSC7196 redefines price-performance in the enterprise storage arena,” said Bob Cutter, vice president and general manager of the Storage Products Division at Vitesse. “Our leadership in storage product design methodology and product development ensures we exceed customer requirements for enterprise storage solutions.”
VSC7196: Key Features and Advantages
Availability and Pricing
The VSC7196 is priced at $80 per unit in volume with alpha partner samples available on April 2, 2004.
About the Storage Products Division
For over a decade, the Storage Products Division at Vitesse has delivered state-of-the-art IC solutions for enterprise storage and storage networking applications. With emphasis on the development of advanced disk array intelligence, high performance interconnect, and enclosure management devices for Fibre Channel, Serial AttachedSCSI, and Serial ATA; the Vitesse portfolio is renowned for enterprise applications.
As the world leader in enterprise storage ICs, Vitesse components are used in a wide array of products from industry leading OEMs including Adaptec, Brocade, Dell Computer, EMC, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, LSI Logic, Sun Microsystems, and many others.
Vitesse is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative silicon solutions and optical devices used in the networking, communications and storage industries worldwide. Vitesse works to specifically address the requirements of system designers and OEMs by providing high-performance, integrated products that are ideally suited for use in Enterprise, Access, Metro and Core applications. Additional company and product information is available at www.vitesse.com.
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