Redmond, Wash, August 31, 2011 - Pogo Linux, Inc. (http://www.pogolinux.com), the leading Open Source systems integrator, today announced the immediate availability of a line of performance servers and storage systems based on LSI Corporation’s enterprise application acceleration solutions using solid state storage technology. The all-new Pogo Linux Accelerated Servers dramatically improve system and application performance for a wide variety of I/O-intensive workloads. IT managers who oversee cloud and hosted services workloads now have a way to execute a high-performance solid state storage strategy with minimal up-front investment.
The addition of solid state drives (SSDs) to a server’s hardware configuration improves the system’s I/O throughput, accelerating application performance. Previously however, the cost of SSD was a consideration for IT managers looking to explore a broad deployment of SSDs into their technology infrastructure. Now, with the introduction of the many SSD system configurations available with the new line of Pogo Linux Accelerated Servers, managers who oversee large transactional data sets or high read-write application workloads such as online transaction processing (OLTP), web 2.0, and data warehousing have an effective, affordable solution available to them.
Pogo Linux Accelerated Servers are based on the broad LSI portfolio of solid state storage solutions, including MegaRAID® Fast Path I/O acceleration software, MegaRAID CacheCade™ SSD caching software, and the WarpDrive™ SLP-300 PCIe solid state storage acceleration card. The servers are available with either hybrid storage volumes, SSD RAID, or accelerated SSD options, so every server’s overall performance can be customized to address specific server application workload needs, based on SSD utilization.
LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0
The recent release of LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 SSD caching software for select LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s SATA+SAS controller cards further enhances the product offerings of Pogo Linux Accelerated Servers. The software dramatically accelerates application I/O performance of hard disk drive (HDD)-based Pogo Linux Accelerated Servers by intelligently caching frequently accessed, or “hot spot,” data to SSDs. The second generation software, which is compatible with LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260, 9261 and 9280 series controllers, offers both read and write caching using SSDs, extending the real-world I/O performance of HDD volumes for read-write intensive applications, such as SQL databases and OLTP.
“These solid state storage performance servers and storage system solutions show our focus and commitment to enabling the general availability of SSDs in the marketplace," said Erik Logan, CEO of Pogo Linux. “We’ve designed our Accelerated Servers product line in collaboration with LSI to best meet the needs of our hosted service providers and cloud-based end-users, who are addressing bigger data challenges and serving more customers than ever before.”
"We are excited about the launch of Pogo's new Accelerated Servers with integrated LSI flash-based storage technologies,” said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI Corporation. "Now, IT professionals that manage e-commerce, virtualized servers, OLTP and data warehousing workloads have a cost-effective way to use SSDs within their existing infrastructure to address the storage I/O bottleneck, accelerate application response time and deliver a lower total cost of ownership.”
Pogo Linux Accelerated Servers are available now and ready for immediate deployment. To learn more about these products – and to configure a system with exact pricing – please visit http://www.pogolinux.com/acceleration.
About Pogo Linux
Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is a workstation, server, and storage systems integrator based in Seattle, Washington. With in-house technical expertise and a multi-OS focus, Pogo Linux offers a wide range of systems for every IT project or budget. From a single database server to a complete datacenter deployment, Pogo Linux is dedicated to providing affordable, reliable, and energy-efficient Linux, Solaris, and Windows-based systems for organizations of all sizes. Each system includes the type of world-class Linux customization and support you would expect from a company that’s served the Linux and open source communities for more than a decade. For more information about Pogo Linux, please visit http://www.pogolinux.com or call 1 (888) 828-POGO (7646).
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