Category: SAS

AS: Building on the SCSI Foundation and Moving into the Future

Author: Charlie Kraus, Director, HBA Business Unit LSI Logic After enjoying an amazing run of longevity and evolution, parallel SCSI is finally seeing the end of its reign, to be replaced by Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). SAS builds on, and improves on, the parallel SCSI foundation and succeeds Ultra320 SCSI on the industry roadmap:  … Read more »

HP ProLiant Serial Family: Increased Performance, Flexibility and Scalability

Author: Tonya Comer, Product Marketing Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP IT managers have traditionally had scant flexibility when choosing a data center storage solution. Their options were limited to separate systems based on parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA), Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) or Fibre Channel disk interfaces. These storage options constrained the IT manager’s… Read more »

Adaptec® Serial Attached SCSI Solutions

Author: Linus Wong, Director, Strategic Marketing Adaptec Adaptec offers solutions that integrate a broad range of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products, from RAID controllers and host bus adapters to internal storage enclosures and external arrays. These solutions are built on a platform that enables products to be easily mixed and matched to meet specific storage… Read more »

Take SAS to the Max with Seagate

Authors: Franco Castaldini, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr. and Kent Bransford, Sr. Technical Editor, Seagate Technology As the pace of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) product introductions continues to accelerate, IT managers enjoy an increasingly broad range of SAS storage solutions from which to choose. While the inherent performance advantages of SAS disk drives are certainly compelling,… Read more »

Understanding the NexSAS™ Serial Attached SCSI Product Family

Author: Sam Barnett, Product Line Manager for Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA, Vitesse Semiconductor The NexSAS™ family of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products from Vitesse offers server and storage enclosure OEMs, ODMs, and contract manufacturers (CMs) the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the emerging SAS market. Comprised of edge expanders, fanout expanders,… Read more »

SAS Advice to Systems Integrators from Gary Goodwin of Hitachi GST

Author: Jim Pascoe, Hitachi Corporate Communications, interviewed Gary Goodwin, Firmware Development Engineer Hitachi Global Storage Technologies In the following interview, Gary Goodwin of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) reviews some of the key issues related to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) scalability and how systems integrators (SIs) and other end-users deploying SAS-based storage are expected… Read more »

Using SAS as a Networked Storage Fabric

Author: Linus Wong, Director Strategic Marketing and Tom Treadway, CTO Adaptec For the past five years, your only choice for developing a high-availability, highly scalable and reliable storage subsystem has been to use a Fibre Channel (FC) storage area network (SAN)-based architecture. A number of key features have established FC as the platform of choice… Read more »

Is SAS a Fabric?

Author: Martin Czekalski, Interface Architecture Initiatives Manager Maxtor Corporation Well, with a variation of that now-classic line, it all depends on what your definition of “fabric” is. If your definition includes a large computer room, campus infrastructure environments or generalized network capabilities, then the answer is “No.” For example, if you have multiple computer rooms… Read more »

SAS as a Fabric – A Look at the Disruptive Nature of SAS Technology

Author: Charlie Kraus, Director, HBA Business Unit LSI Logic Adoption of the next evolutionary step in SCSI technology, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), is well underway, with announcements from major OEM storage vendors starting to appear. Initially the role of SAS was understood to be the next direct-attach technology for internal disk drives in servers, or… Read more »

Is SAS the Next Fabric?

Author: Samuel J. Barnett Product Line Manager, Serial Attached SCSI Products Vitesse IT Insights Mention Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology to a room full of IT professionals and the air is immediately charged with excitement. Take the dialogue one step further and associate SAS with Fibre Channel front-ends/fabrics/switching or a SAN and the mood turns… Read more »