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San Francisco, Nov. 15, 2010 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the 11th Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Plugfest was held the week of October 4, 2010, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Nineteen companies, including both STA members and non-members, attended the Plugfest. The Plugfest included the first official active cable testing program held by STA. Several interconnect providers using cables in excess of 20m were tested across several device pairings, which proved to be very successful.

Showcasing Storage Solutions at Createasphere 2010

Amherst, NY (November 1, 2010) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, will be showcasing its extensive line of storage connectivity products for demanding digital media applications at the Createasphere conference and exposition. Held at the Burbank Airport Marriott and Convention Center in Burbank, California, the show runs November 3 through the 4th.

San Francisco, Oct. 18, 2010 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced today that the draft standard of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)-2.1 was forwarded to INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards), a committee under the direction of ANSI (American National Standards Institute) for public review on September 16, 2010. INCITS is the primary organization for fostering the development of technology standards in the United States. The SAS-2.1 draft standard was developed by the T10 Committee, an INCITS Committee with the responsibility of developing SCSI standards.

High-performance, low-cost storage networking option allows storage resources to be shared across multiple servers for optimized storage utilization and simplified management

MILPITAS, Calif., October 12, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced in the channel the industry's first 6Gb/s SAS switch. The LSITM SAS6160 switch is designed to significantly extend the capabilities of SAS in direct-attached storage (DAS) environments by allowing multiple servers to connect to one or more independent external storage systems. The 6Gb/s SAS switch offers customers a high-performance, low-cost and easy-to-use storage networking option for rack-mount server and storage installations in cloud computing, data center and managed hosting application environments.

MEDIA ALERT

What: The SCSI Trade Association (STA) will be at SNW Fall:
  • Presenting SNIA Tutorial: "SAS and SATA Combine to Change the Storage Market";
  • Hosting a SNIA Hands-On-Lab (HoL) focused on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and to include a preview of active copper SAS connections capable of achieving 20m; and
  • Briefing press, analyst and interested pundits.
Who: STA President, Harry Mason
Director of Industry Marketing, LSI Corporation

STA Vice President, Marty Czekalski
Interface Architecture Initiatives Manager, Seagate Technology
When: SNIA Tutorial: Thursday, October 14, 10:20 - 11:05 am

HoL: Open to end users throughout the event. If press or analysts would like to have a private tour during off-hours, please contact Lea Schwartz.

Briefings: Please contact Lea Schwartz for a briefing, on-site or after.

Where: Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, TX
Why: Our SNIA tutorial speaks about SAS & SATA roles in enterprise storage, including an informative preview on the Advanced Connectivity roadmap, and MultiLink SAS™. STA press & analyst briefings will include progress being made on SAS Advanced Connectivity, and an in-depth discussion on the new MultiLink SAS™ initiative, designed as a system packaging option to improve SAS performance for next generation SSD drives.
Contact: Lea Schwartz, SCSI Trade Association Press Contact (970) 225-3753 pointpr@msn.com

San Francisco, August 23, 2010 - SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced the Multilink SAS initiative with a presentation by Harry Mason and Marty Czekalski at the Flash Memory Summit on August 17. (See STA website link to MultiLink slides at the end of press release). The initiative's purpose is to improve how slot-oriented Solid State Drive (SSD) devices can be configured to improve I/O performance. The externally-accessible backplane slot-based drive architecture will be fully compatible for use with existing SAS/SATA storage devices as well as new devices designed to achieve higher performance.

Presented at the Flash Memory Summit
San Jose Convention Center
by: Harry Mason, Director Industry Marketing — LSI Corp., President STA
Marty Czekalski, Sr. Staff Program Manager — Seagate Technology, Vice President STA

Download presentation: FMS_SAS_SSD.pdf

New MegaRAID, 3ware and HBA products allow single card to directly connect up to 24 drives inside the server or externally connect up to 512 devices for efficient and simplified storage expansion

MILPITAS, Calif., July 27, 2010 ­ LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today launched in the channel new high port count 6Gb/s SATA+SAS MegaRAID® and 3ware® RAID controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs). The new storage adapters support both internal storage and external JBOD expansion to provide customers with a scalable and reliable solution to address the growing storage requirements in application environments ranging from cloud computing and video streaming to high-performance computing and general-purpose servers.

New 3.5-inch HDD Bracket Enables Organizations to Leverage Existing Storage Hardware While Gaining the Benefits of Current Generation 2.5-inch Drives

IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2010 - Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and the industry pioneer in small form factor enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced the launch of hte MBF2xxLRC, a 2.5-inch enterprise HDD mounted in a 3.5-inch bracket.

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New CTS2600 family of configurable storage components enable channel partners to build, customize, brand and sell complete external storage systems

MILPITAS, Calif., June 22, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components, offering white box channel partners a quick, efficient and cost-effective approach to build, customize, brand and sell a wide range of external storage system configurations. The unique approach using configurable components is designed to provide channel partners with the flexibility to assemble complete systems to their customers' specifications without the need for costly stocking of pre-configured systems.

High-Availability Connectivity for HP Storage

HP Tech Forum, Las Vegas, NV (June 21, 2010) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that it will be showing its HP qualified storage connectivity products at HP Technology Forum in Las Vegas, NV. Featured products include ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs, Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator and ExpressPCI SCSI HBAs. ATTO products provide HP customers with new opportunities to implement high-availability and high-performance storage connectivity solutions into bandwidth intensive media & entertainment and general IT environments.

Collaborates with Marvell to Deliver Third Generation SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

Amherst, NY (June 8, 2010) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the immediate availability of its ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters, delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features. The ExpressSAS R60F (16 port internal), R680 (8 port external), R608 (8 port internal), and R644 (4 port external/4 port internal) feature ATTO's industry-proven RAID stack and incorporate Marvell Technology Group's 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor technology. By working with Marvell, customers will see a significant increase in application performance in media and entertainment and general IT environments.

Providing High-Performance Storage Connectivity to Adobe Creative Professionals

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, joins the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Production Premium Road Show as a Silver Sponsor. During the seven city tour, ATTO will promote their line of ExpressSAS 6Gb/s & 3Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID and Host Bus Adapters and Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters as complimentary hardware to the new CS5 Production Premium Suite. ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBA's and ExpressSAS RAID and Host Bus Adapters are the preferred choice of creative professionals worldwide.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2010, - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) today announced its maxRAI™ architecture and the first product in the family, the BR5225-80 RAID adapter designed for solid state disk (SSD) storage in x86 servers (see Figure 1). Based on PMC-Sierra's market-leading, multi-core SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller and multi-threaded, performance-optimized RAID stack software, the maxRAID BR5225-80 connects PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0 to eight SAS/SATA ports at up to 6Gb/s and targets data- and transaction-intensive applications requiring highest IOPS and throughput. The maxRAID architecture currently delivers 136,000 IOPS in a single RAID controller and can achieve up to 300,000 IOPS, as shown in simulations of PMC-Sierra's next-generation 6Gb/s SAS RAID solution. PMC-Sierra's RAID platform includes the maxRAID Storage Manager, a web-based graphical application with an intuitive user interface that allows users to manage their server storage efficiently from a standard browser on any console within the company or VPN.

Engenio 2600 with SAS technology provides small and mid-size enterprises with midrange performance and functionality at entry-level affordability

MILPITAS, Calif., May 11, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced the LSITM Engenio® 2600 storage system, an entry-level external storage system based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The system provides midrange performance and advanced functionality designed to allow small and medium businesses and enterprise remote and branch offices to easily adapt to escalating data volumes and performance requirements without sacrificing simplicity or affordability.

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, will be showcasing its extensive line of storage connectivity products for demanding digital media applications at the 2010 NAB Show this week in Las Vegas. Located in booth SL2512, ATTO will be featuring their latest product offerings, including the FastStream™ SC SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller with 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity to SAS/SATA storage, Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, FibreConnect™ 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Switches and ExpressSAS SAS/SATA RAID adapters, in three live demonstrations aimed at improving workflow performance and productivity.

ATTO's SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters Incorporated into SeaChange Storage Servers

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s ExpressSAS SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters have been chosen by SeaChange International, Inc., the leading provider of software applications, services and integrated solutions for video on demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition, monetization and management, to provide high performance connectivity for their storage servers. Using this integrated solution, SeaChange is able to achieve unprecedented flash memory-based streaming performance, reliability and flexibility that significantly reduces operational costs for on-demand service providers.

New rack-optimized 6Gb/s SATA and SAS storage enclosures enable channel customers to cost-effectively expand storage capacity beyond the server

MILPITAS, Calif., March 23, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced in the channel two rack-optimized 6Gb/s SATA and SAS JBOD storage enclosures designed to allow businesses to cost-effectively respond to escalating data volumes and changing storage requirements. The LSI™ model 620J and 630J storage expansion enclosures are the latest additions to the broad LSI portfolio of storage building blocks, which enable channel customers to deploy affordable and highly scalable, high-performance storage solutions.

FOSE, Washington DC - SCSI Trade Association (STA) will be located in booth # 2537 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featured in the booth will be a Serial Storage Wire (SSW) Newsletter sign-up opportunity for anyone who would like to subscribe to STA's free, world-wide Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) e-newsletter.

SAS switches enable direct-attached storage to be used as a scalable, low-cost storage network for SMB, mega data center and cloud computing environments

MILPITAS, Calif., March 16, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the sampling of the industry's first series of 6Gb/s SAS switches to OEM customers. The new LSITM model SAS6160 and SAS6161 switches significantly extend the capabilities of SAS in direct-attached storage (DAS) environments by allowing multiple servers to connect to one or more independent external storage systems. SAS616x series switches are designed to provide a low-cost and easy-to-use shared storage option for rack-mounted server and storage installations in cloud computing, mega data center and small- to medium-sized business environments.

FOSE 2010 "SAS & SATA Change the Face of Enterprise Storage"
Marty Czekalski
(March 2010 - pdf)

OEMs, System Builders, and End-Users are deploying the feature-rich capabilities of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) to extend Direct Access Storage (DAS) architectures beyond the traditional usage models. Functioning as a storage solution backbone, SAS allows large numbers of either SAS and/or SATA hard disk drives to be deployed in a variety of storage application environments, effectively extending SAS into new storage realms.

San Francisco, Feb. 15, 2010 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2010. Re-elected to the position as president was Harry Mason of LSI Corp., who will serve as STA president for the ninth consecutive year. Also re-elected as vice president was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve in that position for an eighth term. One new member, Greg McSorley of Amphenol - GCS, joined the Board. All other Board members served last year.

Next-generation LSI SAS and RAID technology integrated across NEC server platforms, enabling new levels of performance, scalability and reliability

MILPITAS, Calif., February 9, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that NEC has selected LSITM 6Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® controller cards for integration into NEC Express5800 series servers. The recently launched LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i controller, featuring the LSISAS2108 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC), provides the NEC Express5800 server platforms with new levels of performance, scalability and reliability for consolidation, database and line-of-business applications.

Extensive line of entry- to enterprise-class storage adapters enables channel partners to match storage solutions to customer requirements

MILPITAS, Calif., January 19, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today expanded the industry's broadest portfolio of 6Gb/s SATA+SAS storage adapters with the introduction of new MegaRAID® controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs). New offerings include the first 6Gb/s controller cards in the MegaRAID entry line, expansion of the MegaRAID value and feature lines, and new HBAs including a high port count configuration.

High-performance 3ware SATA+SAS RAID controllers extend broadest portfolio of storage adapters for the channel

MILPITAS, Calif., January 19, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a new family of high-performance LSITM 3ware® SATA+SAS RAID controller cards based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The new 3ware 9750 series cards, which are immediately available to indirect channel partners, provide exceptional performance, usability and reliability for small- to mid-sized enterprises, particularly in sequential I/O and multi-stream application environments such as video streaming and data archival.