The HBA 1100 delivers enterprise resiliency with its broadly deployed Smart Storage stack. Based on the PM8222 8x12G SmartIOC 2100 SAS/SATA protocol controller, the HBA 1100 Series provides a robust and stable solution that can handle the toughest system workloads and configurations. It offers over 40 percent power savings compared to previous generations, and significant power advantages versus competing solutions. It is fully tools-compatible with existing and future Microsemi HBA, RAID, and expander solutions.
Optimized for New Devices and New Use Cases
The HBA 1100 supports SMR HDDs and their specific command sets (ZAC/ZBC for SAS/SATA SMR drives), enabling cost-efficient solutions for warm and cold storage applications. It also supports the latest SAS and SATA SSDs. The HBA 1100 is also optimized for software-defined storage solutions, such as Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, VMWare vSAN, and OpenStack Swift/Ceph.
The HBA 1100 Series provides the highest levels of storage performance and scalability for next-generation data centers. Using the new SmartPQI host OS device drivers that are optimized for low latency solid-state drives, HBA 1100 adapters can aggregate the performance of devices to the limits of the PCIe Gen3 host bus at 6.6 Gbps, and achieve up to 1.7M IOPS and 60 percent higher IOPS performance with SATA devices without additional overhead or latency. The HBA1100-24i, with 24 internal ports, delivers the lowest latency and highest performance when connected to SSDs, with no need for expanders in most rack server applications. Adapters with 8 ports and fewer are capable of 1.5M IOPS.
Ease of Use
The HBA 1100, with its broad operating system support and ecosystem compatibility, is easy to implement and scale, connecting up to 24 storage devices. The unified maxView management tools and drivers across the Microsemi HBA, RAID, and expander solutions enable easy manageability across the entire product line.