LSI Nytro Architecture Overview
We have quite a bit to cover today, much more than what would fit in a typical news post.
On the FAST side LSI talks about the world's best flash management, this obviously refers to the world's best flash storage processor, from SandForce. LSI has their own fast as well, products like the LSI 9265 are built on a dual core RAID-on-Chip processor that keep storage related processes off of the system CPU and memory. This keeps more processing power and memory space available for applications and background server activity.
Working backwards on the SMART category. LSI has been a long time partner to some of the world's largest datacenters and works with industry leading companies to provide solutions based on need. LSI's reputation goes far beyond what we could ever discuss in the space allotted in this article. Nytro Predictor, the software designed to help potential customers control costs by allowing them to purchase the products needed to increase performance is a part of the smart portion of the Nytro family.
Finally we have the caching area where data is placed on the flash for accelerated performance. Once in high-speed flash the data is then considered hot and referred to as hot data.
Finally we have what could be the most important aspect of LSI's Nytro architecture, EASY. Built using tools developed from the MegaRAID family, Nytro's software layers work without interrupting your system's existing software. This means your applications run without rewrites to the code or major changes to the hardware requirements outside of adding LSI's software and hardware to the system.