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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 »

Serial Attached SCSI Cables and Connectors

Serial Attached SCSI Cables and Connectors In the process of defining and standardizing the Serial Attached SCSI technology, the T10 technical and SFF committees have defined cables and connectors to support the many different SAS-based system topologies that can now be developed. These cables and connectors are available today from many suppliers. Additional connectors are… Read more »

SAS Raid-On-A-Motherboard: Affordable, high performance RAID

SAS Raid-On-A-Motherboard: Affordable, high performance RAID Full-featured RAID data protection is becoming a standard feature in businesses of almost any size, thanks to the increasing affordability of implementing RAID technology. Cost-effective RAID-on-motherboard (ROMB) solutions, using integrated RAID-on-Chip (RoC) devices, enable system integrators to implement robust hardware RAID solutions while optimizing their server motherboard investments. With… Read more »

Managing Access Control Through SAS Zoning

Managing Access Control Through SAS Zoning Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is gaining popularity in small storage area network (SAN) server environments. With its rise in popularity comes the need to segregate and manage device traffic in a similar fashion to what is already done in larger Fibre Channel networks by using zones or in Ethernet… Read more »

Optimizing Storage with SAS: Seize the 15K Advantage

SOptimizing Storage with SAS: Seize the 15K Advantage Enterprise storage is entering a new era of cost-effectiveness and efficiency, driven by the growing movement towards specialized storage solutions. The value proposition of this application-focused storage is straightforward: Optimize price/performance by matching the storage device to the specific characteristics (quantity, needed availability, etc.) of the data.… Read more »

SAS Steps In

SAS Steps In Over the past several years, companies have enjoyed a wide selection of technologies within the enterprise disk array market. Serial ATA (SATA), Fibre Channel (FC), and even parallel SCSI are viable options. More recently, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has entered the mainstream enterprise-class storage market, and its share is growing rapidly. Gartner… Read more »

SAS Starter Kit: Mixing SAS and SATA Drives in a Single Enclosure

SAS Starter Kit: Mixing SAS and SATA Drives in a Single Enclosure Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has begun to play a key role as the enterprise continues to move towards more optimized, cost-effective storage platforms. Overcoming many of the limitations of traditional parallel SCSI implementations, SAS solutions that offer connectivity choices and support both SAS… Read more »

Optimizie Your Investment with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

Optimizie Your Investment with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Since the emergence of Serial Attached SCSI two years ago, many high-end storage solution providers and OEMs have recognized the advantages of SAS over its parallel predecessor. Vertical markets that have since adopted SAS technology are the entertainment industry, medical imaging, financial institutions and research and government… Read more »

6Gb/s SAS: An Evolutionary Step for SAS Technology

6Gb/s SAS: An Evolutionary Step for SAS Technology (PDF) Storage demands have continued to escalate and now require more and more complex capabilities. Thus, making it necessary for the storage industry to look beyond 3Gb/s SAS and determine what steps need to be taken to incorporate additional improvements into the SAS protocol.This paper takes a… Read more »

Serial Attached SCSI Establishes Its Position In The Enterprise

Serial Attached SCSI Establishes Its Position In The Enterprise (PDF) With the advent of 6Gb/s SAS, the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) architecture and technology is growing its presence within traditional and non-traditional enterprise environments. This white paper will explore the roots of SAS technology, why the SAS architecture is well suited to enterprise markets and… Read more »