Chelsio Demonstrates More than One Million IOPS Storage Solution Using Off-the-Shelf Components

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Chelsio Communications, a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters, ASICs and Unified Storage solutions, today announced it will be showcasing the capabilities of its Unified Storage Server (USS) software to enable high performance storage solutions with a demonstration next week at the Chelsio booth (#417) at Storage Networking World (SNW Spring) in Dallas, Texas. The demonstration shows 1,100,000 IOPS (input/output instructions per second) performance with a simple and cost-effective iSCSI target solution that is built with off-the-shelf components.

The demonstration will include five iSCSI initiators (running MS Windows 2008 R2) accessing the high performance iSCSI target through a generic 10GbE switch. The iSCSI target server includes a Chelsio T4 Unified Wire adapter, four enterprise-class PCIe SSDs from Micron Technology, Inc., and Chelsio's USS software. IOmeter benchmarking software will be used to show the read/write performance of the system.

Comprised of off-the-shelf components, this solution demonstrated at SNW will show how resellers and integrators can use the USS software to easily construct a cost-effective, high performance iSCSI target.

"PCIe flash-based solutions have proven to provide a dramatic performance boost for enterprise systems--evident by the demonstration Chelsio is showcasing at SNW," said Kevin Kilbuck, director of marketing for Micron's NAND Solutions Group. "Micron's customers choose our P320h PCIe SSD not just for best-in-class performance, but because they know it is designed to perform reliably in demanding enterprise environments."

"The combination of Chelsio USS software and offload silicon technology and SSDs shatters the expectations of what a customer would have to pay for a million IOPS storage solution," said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. "USS software uniquely takes advantage of all the offload features of Chelsio's Terminator architecture to enable an new level of price/performance."

The feature-rich USS software supports CIFS, NFS, RDMA, HTTP, Thin Provisioning volumes, Volume cloning, snapshots, instant restore from snapshots, volume encryption and replication compression. For more information on this Chelsio software, visit the Chelsio USS Software product webpage.

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.

Chelsio Communications is delivering the high speed interconnect technology for virtualized data centers, cloud service installations, and high performance computing environments with its highly scalable and programmable fourth generation 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters. Chelsio also offers software and silicon technology that enables the development of high performance vertical solutions. For more information, visit the company online at


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