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DataON will also provide a "cluster-out-of-a-box" solution with two server nodes and external storage for easy scalability, DataON's Shek said.
Trenton Baker, DataON Storage's vice president of business development, said his company built the demo system that LSI will use at the TechEd conference, and will also demonstrate the solution in its own booth at the show.
While Microsoft will be showing some clustering solutions via its Storage Spaces software RAID technology, the LSI Syncro CS is a much more mature and robust solution, Baker said.
"For now, the only solution complete and fully robust is the LSI Syncro CS system," he said. "The Microsoft Storage Spaces part is more forward-looking."
Microsoft's Loveall said several server OEMs are already using the LSI Syncro CS technology including Quanta and Wistron Wiwynn, which are offering such servers as either a Microsoft Hyper-V appliance for SMBs or branch offices or as a private cloud NAS server.
The LSI Syncro CS is the second of LSI's Syncro line of storage solutions based on its MegaRAID RAID controller to be released.
LSI in November unveiled the Syncro MX-B rack boot appliance, a 1U appliance that can be used to boot up to 48 servers, eliminating the need for each server to have its own boot drive.