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Microsemi Announces Industry’s First 24G SAS Expanders for Data Center Storage – August 7, 2018

Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), today announced its new SXP 24G family of devices, the industry’s first 24G SAS (SAS-4) expanders for server and networked storage. 24G SAS doubles the bandwidth of the storage interconnect, which enables the full bandwidth of the PCIe Gen 4 to be utilized by the storage interconnect.

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Chet Mercado, STA Board Member and Technical Marketing Engineer, Devices Business Unit at Western Digital Corporation, will be a panelist on the “Software Visions for High Performance Applications—Holding the beast at bay” panel session, Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Storage Visions in Santa Clara, CA.

As SSDs become increasingly common, it’s important to select a highly-scalable storage protocol with a strong feature roadmap designed to take advantage of unique properties of random access, memory-based storage. During this session, Chet will discuss how 24G SAS retains significant advantages when deployed in enterprise solutions as compared to protocols that rely on PCIe as the underlying data transport. He will help the audience learn about how SAS can help them in the real world with its ability to significantly scale, manageability, true hot swap capability, and error handling at a system level. Applications driving 24G SAS, the ecosystem it operates in, and the underlying technology will be addressed.

If you’ll be at Storage Visions, please join us at this session on October 23.

Learn more about Storage Visions here.


Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Greg McSorley
SNIA Technical Council (non-voting);
Technical Business Development Manager, Amphenol
Kevin Marks
Technologist, Distinguished Engineer, Server Solution Office of the CTO, DellEMC
Jeremiah Tussey
Product Marketing Manager, Data Center Solutions, Microsemi – a Microchip Company
Rick Kutcipal
Product Planner, Data Center Solutions Group, Broadcom;
President, SCSI Trade Association
About this Webcast
The recent data explosion is a huge challenge for storage and IT system designers. How do you crunch all that data at a reasonable cost? Fortunately, your familiar SAS comes to the rescue with its new 24G speed. Its flexible connection scheme already allows designers to scale huge external storage systems with low latency. Now the new high operating speed offers the throughput you need to bring big data to its knobby knees! Our panel of storage experts will present practical solutions to today’s petabyte problems and beyond.


In Case You Missed It:

Cameron Brett, STA Board Member and Director, SSD Product Marketing at Toshiba Memory Corporation, presented "Should I Build My All-Flash Array with SAS, SATA, or NVMe?" on September 24 at Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

Watch a video of Cam’s presentation here.

Download the PDF version of the presentation: Building_An_All-Flash_Array_with_SAS_NVMe_or_SATA.pdf (filesize: 257KB)


Amphenol BizLink Broadcom ConnPro
Fujikura Intel Marvell Microsemi
Molex Samsung Seagate TE Connectivity
Tektronix Teledyne LeCroy Toshiba American Information Systems Toshiba Memory Corp.
Western Digital

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