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October 29, 2009

Japan Product and Service Providers Selects Adaptec RAID Controllers
By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Third Wave Corporation and A. T. Works, two leading Japanese technology product and service providers, have reportedly selected Adaptec’s (News - Alert) Unified Serial RAID controllers.

Tokyo-based developer Third Wave Corp. has adapted Adaptec 5805 Unified Serial, or SATA/SAS (News - Alert), RAID controllers to power its high-end desktop PC line. Working in conjunction with Intel solid-state hard drives, or “SSD,” the Adaptec controllers provide the ideal combination of ultra-high data processing speeds and low power consumption, company officials said.
Kentaro Mitsuyasu, from the corporate division of Third Wave, said that, with its advanced 1.2GHz processor-driven RAID firmware, the Adaptec 5805 outperformed every other RAID controller the company tested. 
“As a result, Adaptec Series 5 RAID controllers are part of the performance architecture that has become a standard in our current and next generation high-performance systems,” Mitsuyasu said.
Japan's premier Internet services provider and manager of the country's largest server farm, A. T. Works has chosen Adaptec Series 2 and Series 5 RAID controllers after a thorough testing process, for its hosted specialized servers, as well as for various other general use servers.
Katsuyuki Okubo, of A. T. Works' Product Planning Division, said that Adaptec RAID controllers met all of their requirements and proved excellent in terms of compatibility and RAID features, and guaranteed extensive support under Linux in open source.
”Adaptec controllers also exhibited top sequential read/write performance while offering the stability that is essential for our hosted specialized servers,” Okubo said.
Additionally, A. T. Works has also selected Adaptec Storage Manager, which centralizes management of all Adaptec RAID products and allows for local and remote browser or application-based management across the network from a single console.
Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers’ claims to provide both high I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing for use with cost-effective, high-capacity SATA drives or high-performance SAS drives, and offers advanced RAID functionalities.
Adaptec products are used in IT environments ranging from on-demand cloud computing to traditional enterprise data centers. Its products enable data center managers, channel partners and OEMs to deploy best-in-class storage solutions to meet their customers' evolving IT requirements, company officials said.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire


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