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Serial Attached SCSI Technology Roadmap

Notes: This roadmap shows the availability of prototypes and end-user products for each generation of SAS Schedule for 24G SAS is based on an understanding of the status of the SAS-4 standard and a general knowledge of industry product development Plugfest is an event where industry participants test their prototype products to confirm interoperability First… Read more »

SAS Device to Mid-Plane Interconnects Roadmap

The MultiLink SASTM initiative’s purpose is to improve how slot-oriented Solid State Drive (SSD) devices can be configured to improve I/O performance. The externally-accessible backplane slot-based drive architecture will be fully compatible for use with existing SAS/SATA storage devices as well as new devices designed to achieve higher performance. A new form-factor compatible connector will… Read more »

SAS Cabling Solutions Roadmaps

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) burst upon the storage scene in 2004 as a serial replacement for the once ubiquitous parallel SCSI interconnect. While much attention is often given to the capabilities of the protocol and to the silicon and software required to implement these systems, it is often the physical interconnections that influence the adoption… Read more »

SCSI Trade Association Announces Board of Directors for 2012

STA prepares for dynamic year with market advancements in 12Gb/s SAS, SSD’s and an expanding footprint in “Big Data” SAN FRANCISCO – January 18, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2012. Re-elected to… Read more »

Making the Move from FC to SAS

If you’re a regular reader of STA’s Serial Storage Wire, you know that there’s a transition taking place in the storage industry from FC-AL to Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) storage architectures and disk drives… NetApp is well into this technology transition, where SAS-connected disk shelves now account for a majority of storage shipped with new NetApp®… Read more »

International Computer Concepts Configures System with LSI™ 6Gb/s SAS I/O to Handle Supercomputing Center’s Unprecedented Data Storage Challenges

LSI MegaRAID® SAS 9260-8i and MegaRAID CacheCade™ Technologies Combine for Supercomputing Performance Breakthroughs The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) provides data management to some of the most challenging astronomy projects ever conceived. One such project is the Dark Energy Survey (www.darkenergysurvey.org). This large scale project involving more than 120 scientists from 23 institutions in… Read more »

MultiLink SAS™ Roadmap

The initiative’s purpose is to improve how slot-oriented Solid State Drive (SSD) devices can be configured to improve I/O performance. The externally-accessible backplane slot-based drive architecture will be fully compatible for use with existing SAS/SATA storage devices as well as new devices designed to achieve higher performance. A new form-factor compatible connector will extend SAS… Read more »

3Gb/s SAS Definition

The first generation, 3Gb/s SAS, replaces parallel SCSI which could no longer keep pace with industry performance and scalability demands. SAS fulfilled the storage industry’s need for faster systems with more advanced capabilities. SAS features which support faster performance include dual-port drives and wide ports, enabling full-duplex data transmission plus aggregated bandwidth. Universal connectivity is… Read more »

Serial Attached SCSI

Serial Attached SCSI The industry is gearing up for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), a new, faster version of SCSI designed to meet the demands of enterprise IT for the coming decade. The SAS interface supports both SAS disk drives for mission critical applications and Serial ATA (SATA) drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data,… Read more »

SAS General Overview

SAS General Overview – 1.3MB General marketing background, followed by the key topics from each layer.