LSI plans to unveil a new solution at TechEd that allows high-availability storage clusters to be built with commodity hardware and Microsoft's Windows Server 2012.
The new LSI Syncro CS solution allows high-availability storage clusters with shared storage and storage controller failover, by modifying the company's RAID controllers, to actually talk to each other.
The storage solution comes in two versions. The first of which is the Syncro CS 9286-8e, a kit that includes two Syncro CS controllers with brackets and two energy cells for protecting data if power is lost. The second, the Syncro CS 9271-8i (pictured here), allows OEMs and system builders to use the Syncro CS controllers to build a two-node "cluster-in-a-box" solution for high availability in a single self-contained system.