Intel, LSI to Release New Storage Offerings for Channel

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-12-18 Print this article Print

Intel and LSI expanded a four-year-old partnership, broadening the storage product line available to Intel's channel.

Intel and LSI plan to broaden their lineup of multigenerational SAS/SATA RAID offerings for the channel. The expansion of the relationship between the two companies brings LSI the strength of Intel's channel presence and broadens Intel's product line. The two companies began the collaboration in 2003.
Under this expanded agreement, Intel will make available to its channel customers a wider range of SAS/SATA RAID products for Intel servers and workstations. Intel said the products will do a better job of meeting the growing demand for systems requiring advanced data protection, enhanced performance and superior usability.
"RAID is very important for us and for the channel," said Seth Bobroff, director of marketing for storage at Intel. "We've expanded our agreement with LSI and broadened the availability of products." Channel partners prefer to have a wider selection of products from which to choose, according to LSI. "The channel has a different set of uses for these RAID products," said Mike Gurin, director of channel marketing at LSI. "The channel needs more product variety. System builders and integrators want the entire solution set while OEMs will settle for just one option. So we've worked with Intel to create one-stop shopping for them." The companies will offer four new SAS/SATA controllers and one system board in the first quarter to its current portfolio of SCSI, SATA and SAS RAID.Check out's Storage Center for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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