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Data Storage Innovation Conference: “SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions”

STA President Marty Czekalski presented “SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions” on April 7, 2015, at SNIA’s Data Storage Innovation Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Topics in this presentation included: SAS Market Overview, including basics of SAS architecture and deployment SAS Technology Update, including 12Gb/s SAS, 24Gb/s SAS, and Advanced Connectivity SSDs, MultiLink SAS™, and… Read more »

SNIA Annual Members’ Symposium: “SCSI Continues to Evolve”

On January 21, 2015, STA President Marty Czekalski gave a presentation titled “SCSI Continues to Evolve” at the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) meeting during the SNIA Annual Members’ Symposium. In this presentation, Czekalski covered the following topics: New SCSI features for flash and performance Beyond 12Gb/s SAS Advanced connectivity Status of 24Gb/s SAS Zoned… Read more »

Powering the Cloud 2014: SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions

STA President Marty Czekalski and STA Vice President Greg McSorley gave a series of presentations at Powering the Cloud in Frankfurt, Germany in October 2014, including one presentation in the Storage Innovation Theatre and two shorter presentations in the Meet the Experts Theatre. Storage Innovation Theatre Presentation: SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions (October 29,… Read more »

Storage Developer Conference 2014: SCSI Standards and Technology Update

On September 16, STA President Marty Czekalski presented an update on SCSI standards and technology at Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Topics include: SCSI Express New SCSI features for flash and performance, including extended copy, atomic operations, hinting, SCSI-SF, and power limit control Express Bay Beyond 12Gb/s SAS Advanced Connectivity 24Gb/s SAS MRD… Read more »

SAS and SATA Combine to Change the Storage Market

Presenters: Harry Mason, President, SCSI Trade Association                        Marty Czekalski, Vice President, SCSI Trade Association Where:   Storage Networking World Fall 2011, Orlando, FL When:   October 12, 2011 In this presentation Mason and Czekalski present: Update on the SCSI Trade Association Range of SAS… 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 »

SAS Standards and Technology Update

Presenters: Harry Mason, President SCSI Trade Association, and Director of Industry Marketing at LSI, Corp.                 Marty Czekalski, Vice President SCSI Trade Association, and Interface & Emerging Architecture                 Program Manager at Seagate Where: Storage Developers Conference, Santa Clara, CA When:… Read more »

What You Should Know about SAS

By: Harry Mason, President SCSI Trade Association, Director of Marketing, LSI Where: FOSE Conference & Exhibition, Washington, DC When: July 11 – 14, 2011 Mason presents an overview of the SCSI Trade Association, SAS technology and the market for SAS products and technology, including key markets, sample deployments and what SAS innovations will present in… Read more »

SAS Advanced Connectivity

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 »