3ware Continues Serial ATA RAID Support to 64-bit AMD Opteron™ Processors
New 64-bit Drivers Combined With 3ware’s Serial ATA RAID Controllers Increase Performance And Reduce Cost of Ownership
Mountain View, CA --
3ware®, Inc., a leading provider of high-capacity, switched Serial ATA RAID storage solutions, today announced its latest driver support for the 64-bit AMD (NYSE: AMD) Opteron™ processor based on AMD64 technology. 3ware’s 64-bit device drivers will increase computing performance and compliment server solutions for customers employing AMD64 technology in enterprise-class applications.
“By providing 64-bit driver support for the AMD Opteron processor, we’re delivering increased performance for applications that rely on high-performance, large-capacity storage components,” said Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at 3ware. “Combining performance and value, AMD processor-based servers with 3ware Serial ATA RAID solutions will lead to an increased return on investment for customers looking to -enhance their server performance, increase storage reliability, and reduce operating costs.”
“3ware’s 64-bit driver support can provide users of AMD Opteron processors with reliable, scalable storage connectivity and management solutions,” said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “The AMD Opteron processor eliminates barriers to 64-bit computing with high-performance 32- and 64-bit computing that protects customers’ investments in their x86 infrastructure.”
3ware’s latest driver support for the AMD Opteron processor includes compatibility with SuSE™ Linux Enterprise Server 8. The 3ware driver and RAID Management Application software are currently available through the 3ware website. Based on AMD64 technology, all drivers are optimized to unleash the potential of 64-bit computing.
Serial ATA RAID support combined with 64-bit processing will deliver high-performance server solutions for the most demanding enterprise applications. 3ware SATA RAID solutions increase system reliability and overall system performance by addressing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency, resulting in an overall lower cost of ownership.
About 3ware, Inc.
Founded in 1997, 3ware, Inc., the technology leader in high-capacity ATA and Serial ATA (SATA) RAID storage solutions, delivers reliable, enterprise class RAID storage using low cost (S)ATA drives. 3ware's StorSwitch™ architecture applies network packet switching to storage controllers eliminating the bottleneck found in traditional storage architectures. 3ware solutions are designed to meet the explosive demand for cost-effective, scalable storage, driven by high-capacity enterprise applications. 3ware sells through VARs, OEMs and System Integrators. 3ware, Inc. is located in Sunnyvale, California with sales offices and distribution in the USA, Europe and Japan. 3ware is on the Web at http://www.3ware.com
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