Intel, LSI to Release New Storage Offerings for Channel

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Intel and LSI expanded a four-year-old partnership, broadening the storage product line available to Intel's channel.

Intel and LSI plan to broaden their lineup of multigenerational SAS/SATA RAID offerings for the channel.

The expansion brings LSI the strength of Intel's channel presence and broadens Intel's product line. The two companies began the collaboration in 2003.

Under this expanded agreement, Intel will make available to its system builders LSI's RAID-on-a-Chip and MegaRAID technology. The technology will broaden the LSI SAS/SATA RAID products for Intel servers and workstations that are already available, executives at the companies said.

The companies will offer four new SAS/SATA controllers and one system board in the first quarter to its current portfolio of SCSI, SATA and SAS RAID.

The expanded product offerings give partners more options, according to LSI.

"The channel needs more product variety," said Mike Gurin, director of channel marketing at LSI. "System builders and integrators want the entire solution set while OEMs will settle for just one option. So we've worked with Intel to create one-stop shopping for them."

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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