Newisys

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Newisys, a Server and Storage company with expertise in glue-chips for Opterons, based in Austin, Texas, was co-founded by Claymon A Cipione (who was later AMD CIO from 2005-2008) and Phil Hester (who later was AMD's CTO from 2005 till 2008) in 2000, and was acquired in 2004 by manufacturer Sanmina-SCI. In 2006, the company acquired the "bloc" product division of Adaptec (essentially the products that weren't Snap or HBAs), expanding the storage offering to rack-mount JBOD and RAID systems.

In May 2007, the Server portion of the company was shut down, leaving Storage as the main focus.

Now owned by Sanmina (formerly known as Sanmina-SCI). Returned to the Server market in 2013 by adding Intel based servers into their existing storage products, somewhat successfully.

Products[edit]

  • The Horus chip for creating large Opteron systems.
  • The Newisys SA2120 SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) JBOD is a high-density SAS host to SAS/SATA disk direct attached primary or near-line storage solution. Based on the SCSI extended command set and serial interface, the Newisys SA2120 delivers up to 6.0 TB of incremental storage capacity at transfer rates up to 4800MB/second aggregate bandwidth. Dual controllers allow two separate hosts to connect to independent RAID sets, each with an independent 2400MB/second bandwidth or 4800MB/second aggregate bandwidth in a dual I/O module configuration.
  • The Newisys SC4100 SCSI JBOD is a proven, high-density SCSI host to SCSI disk direct attached primary storage solution. Based on the Ultra320 SCSI technology, the Newisys SC4100 delivers up to 3.6 TB of incremental storage capacity at transfer rates up to 640MB/s aggregate bandwidth. Dual controllers allow two separate hosts to connect to independent RAID sets within the same enclosure, each with an independent 320MB/s bandwidth or 640MB/s aggregate bandwidth in split bus mode.
  • The Newisys NA-1400 Network-Attached Storage Appliance incorporates a RAID system featuring four hot-swap SATA drives. It features dual gigabit interface and two USB ports. The device connects to networked personal computers and other electronic home media devices, providing up to three terabytes of external storage in "A package the size of a toaster," the company said.