LSI Launches JBOD Storage Enclosures in the Channel

LSI Corporation today introduced in the channel two
rack-optimized 6Gb/s SATA and SAS JBOD storage enclosures designed to
allow businesses to cost-effectively respond to escalating data volumes
and changing storage requirements. The LSI model 620J and 630J
storage expansion enclosures are the latest additions to the broad LSI
portfolio of storage building blocks, which enable channel customers to
deploy affordable and highly scalable, high-performance storage

"The advent of digital media, from mobile apps to online video, is
creating relentless data growth, and JBOD enclosures have become a
foundational technology for expanding storage capacity beyond the server
to support it," said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel
sales and marketing, LSI. "By leveraging our deep storage system design
expertise, proven silicon and extensive validation competencies, LSI is
able to provide the channel with enterprise-class JBOD storage
enclosures. This is the latest step in our continued effort to be the
most trusted and comprehensive storage building block supplier to the

The LSI 600 series JBODs are 2U, rack-mountable storage enclosures
based on 6Gb/s SAS technology and powered by the LSI SAS2x36 6Gb/s SAS
expander IC. They offer hot-swappable drive bays that support 3Gb/s and
6Gb/s SATA or SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs) or
self-encrypting drives. The LSI model 620J enclosure supports up to
twenty-four 2.5-inch drives while the LSI model 630J enclosure supports
up to twelve 3.5-inch drives. The enclosures support both high-bandwidth
applications and transaction-intensive applications to offer
exceptional performance for a wide range of applications including
streaming video, cloud computing, Web hosting, database and email
servers and online transaction processing.

"Data accumulates, and our customers in vertical segments ranging
from media and entertainment to surveillance and healthcare are
continually challenged to deliver the storage to keep up," said Joe
Rorke, vice president of marketing, Rorke Data. "The addition of the LSI
600 series storage enclosures to our portfolio provides a
cost-effective, high-performance storage solution that enables our
customers to expand capacity beyond the server to meet growing data

LSI 600 series JBODs are fully qualified for use with 6Gb/s LSI
MegaRAID and 3ware RAID controllers and LSI HBAs with external ports,
providing easy connectivity to servers for cost-effective storage
expansion and scalability. LSI 6Gb/s SATA+SAS storage adapters allow
users to expand and scale storage capacity up to 512 HDDs, enabling
growing businesses to address storage capacity requirements of up to one
petabyte by using multiple LSI 600 series JBODs. The JBODs can be used
with other commercially available RAID controllers and HBAs and are
compatible with a broad variety of HDD and SSD drive types.

Continuous access to critical data is enabled by optional, fully
redundant and hot-swappable Environmental Services Modules (ESMs). Each
ESM features three 6Gb/s SAS ports, providing connectivity for two host
devices and an expansion port to connect additional JBOD enclosures via
SFF-8088 connections. The LSI 600 series JBODs offer SCSI Enclosure
Services (SES) 2.0 support for management via inband SAS SMP protocol.
Dual power supplies and cooling modules also are field replaceable by

LEDs on the power supplies, ESMs and each individual drive carrier
allow all system components to be closely monitored to help system
administrators ensure storage stays up and running in the event of a
component failure or malfunction. The LSI 600 series JBODs also include
highly efficient power supplies and cooling modules which help lower
power consumption for reduced overall energy expenditures.


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