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Robust Dual-Port and Multipath for High Availability and Efficient Sharing

by Jeremiah Tussey, Sr. Alliance Manager, Microsemi Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) is the robust choice for dual-port and multipath solutions, and is critical for high availability and efficiently sharing HDDs and SSDs in an ecosystem. End-to-end data integrity is also an important need for many enterprise applications. Only SAS supports the full SCSI command set, with… Read more »

12Gb/s SAS in Full Swing

by Chet Mercado and Rick Kutcipal For data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users looking to take full advantage of the ultra-high performance that 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) brings to servers, blades and network storage arrays, 2013 was the year they began to see products rolling out. Prominent vendors introduced a variety of solutions… Read more »

Power Disable Pin — Pin 3

Ask the SCSI Expert Series Dan Reno, Director of Technical Marketing for HDDs at Western Digital and member of the STA Board of Directors, discusses some of the features of 12Gb/s he finds valuable, especially the Power Disable Pin, also referred to as “Pin 3” on the new 8639 connector.

12Gb/s Innovates

Ask SCSI Experts Series Cameron Bret, Director of SSD Marketing at Toshiba and a member of the SCSI Trade Association Board of Directors, talks about 12Gb/s SAS technology and how SAS and SCSI continue to innovate and provide value in the storage ecosystem. (Video shot during STA/T10 Meeting week in New Orleans, LA; March 2014).… Read more »

High Availability Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server

Increase media access and server scalability while reducing latency and TCO The growth in Cloud computing is driving new innovations to enable a wider array of supported applications. Email server, interactive databases and transaction processing applications require increased media access, application failover, reduced latency, and greater scalability. Technology is poised to deliver on these requirements… Read more »

SAS, Building Up, Moving Out

Author: Mike Karp, VP and Principal Analyst Ptak, Noel and Associates SCSI devices — first parallel and now, SAS — provide the lion’s share of enterprise storage devices, and it seems likely that this leadership role will continue well into the foreseeable future. This is because as demands for better performance, configuration flexibility and manageability… Read more »

Using 6Gb/s SAS to Build Flexible Systems

SAS/SATA Compatibility. It’s been a goal of the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology since its inception. Originally this meant that a Serial ATA (SATA) drive could be plugged into a SAS port and work well. But that was back in the 3Gb/s SAS days.

SAS, The Best Choice for Deploying Solid State Disks (SSDs) – LSI

Author: Harry Mason, President, SCSI Trade Association Director of Industry Marketing, LSI Corp. SSDs are low-latency storage devices that are finding their way into workstations, servers, and networked storage devices. Many of the uses for these devices are found in system-level caching environments, however recent cost improvements have made SSDs attractive for accelerating applications such… Read more »

SAS Advanced Connectivity Roadmap Frequently Asked Questions

SCSI Trade Association October 2009 Q1. What is the Advanced Connectivity Roadmap? A1. The Advanced Connectivity roadmap is the STA connectivity roadmap to guide the industry through future SAS storage solutions. It specifies the Mini-SAS High Density (HD) (SFF- 8643/8644) connector as the converged connectivity scheme for SAS-based deployments. In addition, it defines SAS Connectivity… Read more »

Continuing Innovation with 6Gb/s SAS Advanced Connectivity

Author: Cameron Brett, Manager, Product Marketing, Enterprise and Storage Division, PMC-Sierra With Contributions by Harry Mason, Director Industry Marketing, LSI Corp. Not standing still, 6Gb/s continues to innovate with the SAS Advanced Connectivity Roadmap. The industry is trending toward large-scale SAS deployments with thousands of drives, multiple levels of SAS expanders, centralized SAS switches (all… Read more »