PMC Improves Data Centers Through Its Second-Generation SSD Caching Solution

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DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 18, 2011 – PMC-Sierra, Inc., the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, has today announced the Adaptec Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 SSD caching which is meant to accelerate data center and cloud computing application performance. MaxCache 2.0 employs an intelligent, learned-path algorithm to radically improve performance of HDD-based arrays. This is achieved by use of solid state drives (SSDs) which caches frequently accessed data.

The latency reductions delivered with maxCache 2.0 provide a direct end-user benefit for data centers. A report by Shopzilla says that a five-second speedup results in a 10 percent increase in revenue and a 50 percent decrease in hardware. From a different approach, Amazon cites that every 100 milliseconds in latency can result in a one percent drop in sales.

“Data centers have multi-faceted needs that PMC uniquely addresses through our innovative solutions and ability to work with customers to optimize our products in their environment for their application,” said Jared Peters, vice president and general manager of PMC’s Channel Storage Division. “With the introduction of the Series 6Q, PMC has reinforced its commitment to deliver intelligent solutions that address the distinctive pain points of data centers.”

The Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 also improves IOPS and allows data centers to perform more transactions with a single server and reduce the overall number of servers required. This leads to a reduction in capital and operational expenses, including power, cooling and maintenance costs.

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The Series 6Q eliminates the maintenance and environmental costs of lithium ion battery-based solutions. This elimination of lithium ion batteries and the reduction in power and cooling through maxCache 2.0 makes the Series 6Q is the industry’s “greenest” SSD caching solution.

“As a member of The Green Grid, PMC is embracing our mission and the goal of standardizing more efficient use of resources in data centers,” said Mark Monroe, executive director, The Green Grid. “The Green Grid’s mission is to improve resource efficiency in business computing, which incorporates technology that can reduce energy consumption and lower environmental impact.”

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Adaptec by PMC storage products protect, accelerate, optimize and condition data.

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