Intel Corporation and LSI Corporation announced a strategic multi-generation agreement to redefine how advanced RAID data protection is deployed on future Intel Xeon-based server and workstation platforms. This technical collaboration brings together Intel’s next-generation RAID technology, codenamed “Treemont,” and industry-proven LSI MegaRAID software to deliver a new level of RAID value. The solution offers the full benefits of advanced data protection to business-critical data that resides on Intel server and workstation platform solutions.

Treemont technology is an open architecture built on a foundation of Intel strengths, such as multi-core technology, virtualization, advanced RAID processing and storage interfaces. This new architecture is designed to optimize data protection and performance, while making advanced RAID solutions widely accessible to businesses of all sizes.

LSI MegaRAID software provides robust data protection and availability, fault prevention and recovery for business critical data. Utilizing the features of the Treemont architecture, MegaRAID capabilities will be available to a broader range of Intel server and workstation solutions.

“As a leading supplier to the RAID market, Intel has been at the forefront in bringing reliable data storage and availability to server and workstation platforms,” said Diane Bryant, vice president of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group and general manager of Intel’s Server Platforms Group. “Intel continues to set the pace of innovation and drive technology transitions with its next-generation RAID technology. With this collaboration we are redefining how advanced data protection will be deployed on Intel Xeon server and workstation platforms.”

“With MegaRAID being the preferred solution for Treemont technology, LSI is well positioned to deliver the trusted protection and reliability of this proven software across an even broader range of platforms,” said Phil Bullinger, executive vice president, Engenio Storage Group, LSI. “By working closely with Intel, OEMs and system builders will now have greater platform options to choose from to meet customers’ performance and data protection requirements.”