To provide compression, hash acceleration for deduplication and encryption
Exar has expanded its services for enterprise storage applications with the introduction of the new Hifn 9725 PCI-Express Applied Services Processor (ASP), an advanced data reduction and encryption processor.
The company said that the 9725 ASP, the processor powering the company’s Express DR 1600 cards, is expected to provide compression, hash acceleration for deduplication, and encryption in a device with throughput of up to 1,800 MB/sec.
The 9725 ASP has enabled OEMs to integrate the capabilities such as protecting user data increasing utilization of data center resources with compression, deduplication and encryption, without requiring additional general purpose processors.
The 9725 software development kit (SDK) that supports Windows and Linux operating systems, utilizes a new API to provide complete software failover capabilities and end-to-end data protection. By using the new API, OEMs can customize the 9725 ASP to address their unique system designs and operating system environments, the company reported.
Zack Mihalis, senior director of marketing at Exar, said: The 9725 ASP coupled with its comprehensive software suite enables OEM development of leading-edge storage capacity optimization and data encryption solutions.
“The chip’s CPU offload capability enables better utilization of valuable CPU resources to improve overall system performance and maximize overall performance per Watt. In today’s IT environment, efficient CPU utilization is increasingly important as customers are deploying more virtualization for server consolidation across their data centers.