Tiered Storage in a Flash

(by: Cameron Brett, former Manager, Alliances Marketing at PMC-Sierra, Inc.) Tiered storage can have many meanings. It can mean the time-based movement of data from primary storage to an archive, as in hierarchical storage management (HSM). It can be interpreted as ensuring mission critical data is stored on the most protected storage volumes while less… Read more »

“Taming the Data Beast” at the STA Technology Showcase

ATTEN-SHUN Serial Storage Wire Readers! Whether you use Siri, Outlook, Google, or an old fashioned day timer, you’ll want to mark your calendars now for Wednesday May 9, 2012. It’s a special day for STA and one you simply can’t miss. From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. that evening, STA will be opening the doors… Read more »

High Availability Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server

Increase media access and server scalability while reducing latency and TCO The growth in Cloud computing is driving new innovations to enable a wider array of supported applications. Email server, interactive databases and transaction processing applications require increased media access, application failover, reduced latency, and greater scalability. Technology is poised to deliver on these requirements… Read more »

The INCITS T10 Technical Committee for SCSI Storage Interfaces

The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) has about two dozen Technical Committees that develop standards for both ANSI and ISO/IEC. T10 (http://www.t10.org/), the Technical Committee for SCSI storage interfaces is the largest of these Technical Committees with a membership of nearly 80 organizations. All modern storage devices comply with one or more standards… Read more »

SAS Evolves with Changing Enterprise Storage Needs

It’s nothing new that technology changes rapidly. Enterprise storage is no exception. Keeping data moving at faster speeds and having the ability to properly manage that data has never been more critical to having businesses run smoothly. Applications such as database, commerce and transaction, web serving and streaming use massive amounts of data and storage… Read more »

Welcome to the New STA Website

Hello Serial Storage Wire Readers! You may have noticed that we’ve been on a hiatus for the past number of months. We have been diligently working on a new STA website and, accordingly, Serial Storage Wire site. Please visit our newly launched STA website (www.scsita.org), and see the Serial Storage Wire archives (www.scsita.org/serial-storage-wire) too. We… Read more »

SAS, Building Up, Moving Out

Author: Mike Karp, VP and Principal Analyst Ptak, Noel and Associates SCSI devices — first parallel and now, SAS — provide the lion’s share of enterprise storage devices, and it seems likely that this leadership role will continue well into the foreseeable future. This is because as demands for better performance, configuration flexibility and manageability… Read more »

Using 6Gb/s SAS to Build Flexible Systems

SAS/SATA Compatibility. It’s been a goal of the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology since its inception. Originally this meant that a Serial ATA (SATA) drive could be plugged into a SAS port and work well. But that was back in the 3Gb/s SAS days.

Opportunity for SSW Readers!

Wanted: 6Gb/s SAS Case Studies and Article Ideas for the Serial Storage Wire Newsletter and the STA Website! The SCSI Trade Association is offering a unique opportunity for Serial Storage Wire readers to provide 6Gb/s SAS case studies for which they will be rewarded.