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SAS Customers Expect Innovation, Backwards Compatibility

Article by: Gary Hilson for EE Times; July 21, 2020 With all the buzz surrounding NVMe, you’ve no doubt been wondering what it all means for SAS. Read this insightful article published in EE Times where STA executive officers Cameron Brett and Jeremiah Tussey weigh in on why SAS isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Spoiler… Read more »

What is SCSI?

If you’re in the data storage industry, you’ve no doubt heard the term “SCSI”, which is pronounced “SKUZ-ee.” The most common reaction is “say what?” Yet SCSI has been around since 1986. To put that date in context, it was the same year email started being widely used and the Oprah Winfrey Show debuted nationally.… Read more »

24G SAS Feature Focus: Inherent Scalability and Flexibility

[Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of blog posts discussing 24G SAS features.] By: Jeremiah Tussey, Vice President, SCSI Trade Association; Alliances Manager, Product Marketing, Data Center Solutions, Microchip Technology, December 12, 2019 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and the SCSI protocol are undergoing an evolution, transitioning to 24G SAS and implementing new features… Read more »

SAS Lives On and Here’s Why

By: Rohit Gupta, Enterprise Segment Management, Western Digital In the Zettabyte Age, data is the new lifeline. Data is transforming anything and everything at an unprecedented rate in the globally connected world. Businesses are constantly looking for new ways of collecting, storing, and transforming various forms of data to extract intelligence for better decisions, improve… Read more »

24G SAS Feature Focus: Active PHY Transmitter Adjustment

[Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of upcoming blog posts discussing 24G SAS features.] By: Rick Kutcipal (SCSI Trade Association), with contributions from Tim Symons (Microchip), November 12, 2019 The first 24G SAS plugfest was held the week of June 24, 2019, and products are expected to begin to trickle out into the… Read more »

24G SAS Feature Focus: Forward Error Correction

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of upcoming blog posts discussing 24G SAS features.] By: Cameron T. Brett (SCSI Trade Association), with contributions from Tim Symons (Microchip) and Alvin Cox (Seagate), October 21, 2019 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and the SCSI protocol continue to innovate with one of the storage industry’s longest… Read more »

Applications Driving 24G SAS

Article by: Demartek, July 2018 24G SAS increases performance with double the effective speed and optimizations for SSD and SMR. SAS, or Serial Attached SCSI, has been in use for more than 10 years, starting with 3.0 Gb/s SAS in 2004 and then doubling in effective bandwidth with the release of each new generation. The… Read more »

The Performance of SAS

Article by: Demartek; April 2018 SAS provides a strong performance for a variety of enterprise application workloads. Serial attached SCSI, or SAS provides a reliable enterprise-grade interface designed specifically for computer storage. While well-established, SAS technology continues to adapt to the address the demanding requirements of new technologies in today’s data centers. Link to the… Read more »

Caching and Tiering 101

Contributed article that appears in November 2017 issue of DataCentre Solutions (DCS) UK by: Cameron Brett, STA Board Member; Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Solid State Disks (SSDs) are a popular option for IT professionals looking to boost performance in their data center, but the question of how to best implement SSD storage often arises.… Read more »

Why SAS Was Hot (but not burning) at FMS

Blog post by: Rick Kutcipal, President, SCSI Trade Association; Marketing Manager, Data Center Storage Group, Broadcom Limited; Oct 20, 2017 In case you missed Flash Memory Summit (FMS), you not only missed the unfortunate exhibit hall fire, you missed the panel discussion on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). SAS has been a topic of panels and… Read more »