LSI claims top position in SAS unit shipments as industry rapidly transitions to serial RAID technology
MILPITAS, Calif., August 26, 2009 – LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Gartner, Inc. ranked LSI as the worldwide leader in host bus RAID controller unit shipments for 2008. According to the latest market data released by the firm, LSI maintained its No. 1 position for the second consecutive year with 31.4 percent unit share.
In addition, LSI claimed the top spot in the third-party enabling vendor category based on the company’s MegaRAID® SATA+SAS RAID controller shipments. According to the report, LSI grew its unit share in host bus SAS RAID controllers to 67.7 percent, more than twice the share of its closest competitor. Gartner defines third-party enabling vendors as companies that design, manufacture and sell host bus RAID controllers for integration into computing and storage platforms manufactured by other vendors and system integrators.
“We believe our significant growth and continued leadership prove that our strategy to offer the most powerful and complete RAID controller portfolio in the industry is paying dividends,” said Phil Bullinger, executive vice president and general manager, Engenio® Storage Group, LSI. “As the industry rapidly transitions to serial RAID technology, we’re confident that our extensive SAS and SATA product families, strategic investments and focused innovations will continue to meet and exceed the needs of our OEM and channel customers.”
LSI offers a broad portfolio of SAS and SATA solutions, including MegaRAID and 3ware® controllers, HBAs (host bus adapters), RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controller ICs, ROMB (RAID on motherboard) solutions and integrated RAID products. LSI recently launched a new generation of MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers in the channel that are based on state-of-the-art 6Gb/s SAS technology. With innovative new features and support for SATA, SAS and solid-state drives (SSDs), MegaRAID 9200 series controllers provide small- to mid-sized enterprises with superior levels of RAID performance and scalability for internal and external storage.
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 Gartner, “Market Share: Host Bus RAID Controllers, Worldwide, 2008,” Roger Cox, July 2, 2009.
 Gartner ranked 3ware as the leading third-party enabling vendor in host bus SATA RAID controller shipments through the distribution channel in 2008. LSI purchased AMCC’s 3ware RAID controller business in April 2009.
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