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SGI to distribute LSI enterprise storage products

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SGI, a provider of HPC and data centre solutions, has agreed a global initiative with LSI Corporation to expand its SGI InfiniteStorage products with new configurations powered by LSI. This expanded relationship will make available a wider breadth of LSI's storage technology through direct and indirect sales force.

The storage solutions include entry-level and mid-range enterprise RAID-based storage solutions with comprehensive interconnect support for iSCSI, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and SAS. The solutions are application ready for the Oracle Database, VMware and Microsoft enterprise software, including SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint. They will have heterogeneous support with the flexibility to tightly integrate with SGI compute line environments, operate as stand-alone storage and integrate into other OEM compute lines.

'This extension of our relationship with LSI will deliver SGI customers and partners superior storage solutions that are built on open standards,' said Mark Barrenechea, SGI CEO. 'This global initiative will enable our partners to better address their rapidly expanding data storage needs with the best solutions from SGI and LSI.'

A key element of the expanded relationship is to empower the SGI global channel network to bring SGI and LSI technology to customers. 'We are pleased to join with SGI to deliver LSI storage system technology to SGI customers and channel partners globally,' said Phil Bullinger, executive vice president and general manager, Engenio Storage Group, LSI.