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LSI Nytro Product Family Overview - New WarpDrive XD Revealed and more - Nytro Predictor and Final Thoughts

By: Chris Ramseyer | Editorials in Storage | Posted: Apr 2, 2012 5:35 pm
Manufacturer: LSI

Nytro Predictor




Finally we have LSI's Nytro Predictor which is more of a software evaluation tool than it is a product.


Predictor allows customers to work through a guided evaluation of their acceleration needs and aids in helping better understand workload. Once completed, Nytro Predictor will aid in the process of choosing the right products to increase your application acceleration.



Final Thoughts




The LSI Nytro family of products is mostly built from existing technology previously developed. When I say that it is easy to see negative undertones, but that is not the case.


LSI's existing storage products are already the best in the industry and in many cases by a large margin. The large number of different products, some before the SandForce acquisition and some acquired after were in need of integration. Nytro is an evolution to CacheCade in many respects with a WarpDrive cherry sitting on top.


The foundations previously built by two separate companies are now merging to make better products that are not only the fastest available, but now presented in a more cost conscious manner by filling in the gaps previously left open from offerings in the past. The jump from MegaRAID to MegaRAID plus CacheCade was not that great, but from any existing product to WarpDrive was quite a leap. LSI has identified this and come up with solutions that bridge these gaps better making it easier for companies to choose the level of acceleration needed for their needs.


LSI Nytro solutions are currently sampling to OEM customers and are expected to be available in the second quarter. Pricing for Nytro WarpDrive cards start at $6,600 (200GB SLC). Nytro XD solutions start at $9,400 (400GB eMLC) and Nytro MegaRAID (model number 8100) at $1,699, all published prices are MSRP.

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