PMC Announces the Tachyon SPCve 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Protocol Controllers with Integrated StorClad Encryption Technology
PMC announced the Tachyon® SPCve 6Gb/s SAS/SATA protocol controllers with integrated StorClad™ encryption technology. The virtualized nature of cloud data centers make securing corporate, financial and sensitive data paramount. Until now, data security was a network add-on, which made scalability, data encryption and key management difficult and expensive. PMC’s SPCve controllers integrate line-rate data encryption into the existing data flow, providing a central, scalable and cost-effective means to secure and manage stored data. In addition, the controller-based encryption architecture is agnostic to drive type or vendor, allowing OEMs and cloud providers to mix and match HDDs and SSDs, and to encrypt their deployed storage infrastructure.
PMC’s SPCve controller family includes the eight-port PM8009 8x6G and the 16-port PM8019 16x6G. The SPCve architecture is scalable to support thousands of HDDs or SSDs and can flexibly encrypt at the Logical Unit Number (LUN), application or I/O level. A single controller can support more than one million encryption keys, enabling a broad range of deployment models. The SPCve controllers incorporate in-line encryption engines, PCI Express® 3.0 and a high-performance architecture to achieve up to 6GB/s of encrypted data throughput.
The SPCve controllers are IEEE 1619 standards compliant, combining advanced data encryption engines and 256-bit AES-XTS keys to meet the most demanding application needs for securing data in enterprise and cloud computing environments. Key server providers can utilize Tachyon’s StorClad architecture API to enable key management support. PMC’s solution is compliant with the FIPS 140-2 standard, a strict United States government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules.
Advanced security features include:
- FIPS/NIST-certifiable ECB-AES encryption mode;
- NIST recommended AES Key Wrap engines for each port;
- Data parity protection across cryptographic boundaries;
- Internal Data Encryption Key (DEK) cache;
- 256-bit encryption keys; and
- External key management interface and API.
The SPCve controllers are available now to select partners.
PMC’s Tachyon SPCve 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Protocol Controllers
(Photo from PMC Sierra Website)
More information about SAS/SATA Protocol Controllers can be found at PMC-Sierra Website