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PMC Joins Cloud Partners in Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab

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PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC(R)) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced participation in Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). OIL is an integration lab in which Canonical tests and validates cloud partners’ software with multiple versions of Ubuntu OpenStack on industry-leading hardware configurations.

“Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system and Ubuntu OpenStack are the most popular operating platforms for cloud and scale-out computing,” said Kurt Chan, vice president of storage technology and strategy for PMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. “PMC’s storage products combine the highest port count and performance with power efficiency, and they are foundational to enabling the scale-out data center. Working with the OpenStack Interoperability Lab as a cloud ecosystem partner will ensure that PMC solutions can be deployed seamlessly across a wide variety of Ubuntu OpenStack configurations.”

Currently OIL is working with more than 3,000 Ubuntu OpenStack combinations per month. Ubuntu is the hyperscale OS natively powering scale-out workloads on a new wave of low-cost, ultra-dense server hardware based on x86, ARM, and OpenPower processors. PMC’s storage products, including SAS and SATA I/O controllers, SAS expanders, Adaptec by PMC(R) RAID adapters and HBAs, and FlashtecTMNVMe solutions are designed to enable the Ubuntu OpenStack framework.

“We welcome PMC and their storage hardware and software expertise to OIL,” said John Zannos, vice president of Canonical’s Cloud Alliances team. “As more new solutions are developed for Ubuntu OpenStack, interoperability between components becomes increasingly important. In the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab, we test and integrate our partners’ hardware and software rigorously, to ensure all components can be combined reliably in real-world deployments.”

About PMC’s Server, Storage System and Flash Solutions

PMC is a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions for networked and server storage applications, with a broad portfolio of Adaptec by PMC(R) RAID adapters and HBAs, Tachyon(R) SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel I/O controllers, RAID controllers, FlashtecTM PCIe flash controllers and NVRAM drives, and maxSASTM expander and FC disk interconnect products. Together, these products provide end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions to the industry’s leading storage OEMs and ODMs and hyperscale data centers. For more information, visit

About Canonical

Canonical was created alongside Ubuntu to help it reach a wider market. Our services help governments and businesses the world over with migrations, management and support for their Ubuntu deployments. Together with our partners, we ensure that Ubuntu runs reliably on every platform from the PC and the smartphone to the server and, crucially, the cloud. For more information, visit:

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PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit Follow PMC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and RSS.

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