Robust Dual-Port and Multipath for High Availability and Efficient Sharing

by Jeremiah Tussey, Sr. Alliance Manager, Microsemi Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) is the robust choice for dual-port and multipath solutions, and is critical for high availability and efficiently sharing HDDs and SSDs in an ecosystem. End-to-end data integrity is also an important need for many enterprise applications. Only SAS supports the full SCSI command set, with… Read more »

12Gb/s SAS in Full Swing

by Chet Mercado and Rick Kutcipal For data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users looking to take full advantage of the ultra-high performance that 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) brings to servers, blades and network storage arrays, 2013 was the year they began to see products rolling out. Prominent vendors introduced a variety of solutions… Read more »

SAS Grows In The Data Center

More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements. Small computer system interface (SCSI) technology emerged in the data center with the advent of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and rapidly became the storage interface of choice for servers and external storage products. In… Read more »

Power Disable Pin — Pin 3

Ask the SCSI Expert Series Dan Reno, Director of Technical Marketing for HDDs at Western Digital and member of the STA Board of Directors, discusses some of the features of 12Gb/s he finds valuable, especially the Power Disable Pin, also referred to as “Pin 3” on the new 8639 connector.

12Gb/s Innovates

Ask SCSI Experts Series Cameron Bret, Director of SSD Marketing at Toshiba and a member of the SCSI Trade Association Board of Directors, talks about 12Gb/s SAS technology and how SAS and SCSI continue to innovate and provide value in the storage ecosystem. (Video shot during STA/T10 Meeting week in New Orleans, LA; March 2014).… Read more »

“No Compromise” Performance: 12Gb/s SAS Designs Underway

With the emergence of PCIe 3.0 systems, the need for a higher performance storage interface is critical. 12Gb/s SAS storage architectures offers the best bandwidth utilization of the PCIe 3.0 host bus. The PCIe 3.0 bus increases the maximum available bandwidth to 8,000MB/s, while 6Gb/s SAS is limited to 4,800MB/s, not using almost half of… Read more »

Storage Connectivity Solutions

By: Jay Neer, Molex, SCSI Trade Association Board Member-at-Large A number of new multi-sourced, intermateable connector products are queued up for the release of the INCITS T10 12Gb/s SAS standard. These new storage connectivity components enable end-to-end integration of the architectural and protocol enhancements for 12Gb/s SAS. Systems providers and integrators will have solutions that… Read more »

The Unstoppable Datacenter

By Daniel D. Reno, Director, Technical Marketing, Western Digital and Member-at-Large, STA Board of Director Enterprise customers demand the highest levels of quality and reliability for the systems they deploy. To deliver these robust solutions, industry leaders rely on the most advanced technologies available as a foundation of their product solutions. Within these products, the… Read more »

SCSI Express – Advancements in PCIe Storage

By: Bret Gibbs, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, SCSI Trade Association SCSI Express is an emerging storage interface that runs Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) commands over a PCI Express (PCIe) link. It combines the enterprise-proven SCSI command set with the low latency of PCIe to create a powerful enterprise-class interface for the high-performance capabilities… Read more »

SAS Goes the Distance

Author: Jeremiah Tussey, PMC Senior Applications Engineer Today’s challenging datacenter environments demand flexible switching and connection capabilities for storage scalability. SAS storage architectures allow for extensible configurations by providing incremental connectivity solutions: passive copper cables, active copper cables, and active optical cables. The fundamental basis driving these solutions is the necessity for a variety of… Read more »