Microchip smart storage adapter and AMI megarac ® Sp-x management, firmware seamless interoperability, large-scale secure storage management
The interoperability of microchip and AMI can simplify the development of out of band remote storage management solutions and reduce the operation cost of data center.
In order to safely realize remote management and remote troubleshooting of platforms and devices, data center administrators and it managers need to add new software, hardware and firmware to interact with storage adapters and other server components. Microchip Technology Inc. (American microchip technology company) today announced the launch of adaptec intelligent storage adapter with the above functions. The new adapter can now be implemented with megarac produced by American Megatrends (AMI) ® Seamless interoperability of sp-x remote monitoring and diagnostic firmware, and megarac solution development framework will also support the adapter.
Pete Hazen, vice president of microchip data center solutions, said: “Our adaptec intelligent storage adapter can now be easily combined with the megarac sp-x remote storage management firmware solution produced by AMI, which is widely used in the industry, so as to realize server component monitoring, automatic system problem detection and diagnosis in any corner of the world. The support of megarac development framework for our adapter accelerates the time to market of the solution, These solutions provide baseline remote management capabilities, while enabling other capabilities to be easily customized. “
The interoperability between adaptec intelligent storage adapter and megarac sp-x management firmware supporting embedded basic management controller (BMC) reduces the operation cost of the data center by enabling remote management functions including platform status monitoring, problem notification, diagnosis and recovery. Out of band management allows direct access to the adapter through a network connection when the server is down or unresponsive, and improves security by eliminating the dependence of the server or storage system on proprietary software or host tools. Using the combination of widely used management component transfer protocol (MCTP protocol) and microchip’s storage core application programming interface (API), AMI adds the support function of adaptec intelligent storage adapter to the storage adapter management tool of its megarac development framework.
Stephen bignault, director of business development at AMI, said: “Combining microchip’s adaptec smart storage adapter with megarac sp-x BMC management firmware greatly simplifies the development of remote secure storage management solutions. We are honored to work closely with microchip to increase the support for its adapter in our megarac development framework and provide our jointly cherished customers with the required code packages, tools and development related expertise Industry knowledge to enable them to speed up their listing and enhance their platform management capabilities. “
The adaptec intelligent storage adapter supported by megarac is now available.