Serial Attached SCSI – Providing More for Less

Author: Harry Mason LSI Logic Corporation While storage consumption continues to grow at a phenomenal pace, spending on Information Technology (IT) has been, and is projected to be, flat to slow when viewed in the aggregate. This low-growth environment drives the market to seek more efficient ways to accommodate the unabated creation of more and… Read more »

SAS/SATA Compatibility: The Word on the Street

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), the next generation SCSI standard, provides IT implementers with maximum flexibility in configuring their storage environments. SAS supports logical compatibility with Serial ATA (SATA), enabling one storage design to service both high performance mission-critical storage (SAS) and low cost bulk storage (SATA). PMC-Sierra recently spoke with members of IT departments at… Read more »

Flexibility for the Future

Author: Tonya Comer HP Current server solutions lack flexibility in the type of storage they deploy. Systems designers for direct attached storage (DAS) must choose between a low cost storage interconnect like Serial ATA, a mainstream interconnect like U320 SCSI or a high-end interconnect like Fibre Channel. The interface decision dictates the remaining storage infrastructure… Read more »