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STA prepares for dynamic year with market advancements in 12Gb/s SAS, SSD's and an expanding footprint in "Big Data"

SAN FRANCISCO - January 18, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (, a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2012. Re-elected to the position of STA President was Harry Mason of LSI Corp. Also re-elected was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve as vice president.

Returning to the Board is Susan Bobholz of Intel, Cameron Brett of PMC-Sierra, Don Jeanette of Toshiba, Greg McSorley of Amphenol, Dan Reno of Western Digital and Alan Yoder of NetApp. Mike James of SanDisk was newly elected to the Board (see Board Roster below.)

Making the Move from FC to SAS

If you're a regular reader of STA's Serial Storage Wire, you know that there's a transition taking place in the storage industry from FC-AL to Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) storage architectures and disk drives... NetApp is well into this technology transition, where SAS-connected disk shelves now account for a majority of storage shipped with new NetApp® systems.

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LSI MegaRAID® SAS 9260-8i and MegaRAID CacheCade™ Technologies Combine for Supercomputing Performance Breakthroughs

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) provides data management to some of the most challenging astronomy projects ever conceived.

One such project is the Dark Energy Survey ( This large scale project involving more than 120 scientists from 23 institutions in the United States, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom will collect digital data from astronomical observations in the attempt to solve one of today's great scientific mysteries: why the expansion of the universe seems to be speeding up. NCSA is tasked with processing the data, identifying the galaxies and stars in digital maps of the heavens, and storing it all in a database expected to grow by 400GB daily over the one and a half year life of the project to approximately 200TB of raw image data.

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Serial Attached SCSI Establishes its Position in the Enterprise

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 how the evolution of SAS technology expands its role in data centers. After addressing the increasing capabilities of SAS and how enterprise environments are deploying SAS, new growth opportunities will be discussed based on how the SAS architecture is adapting to the growing needs of the enterprise. (October 2008)

School System Scores Perfect Grade With SAS Products From Seagate and Promise Technology

With over 45,000 students, the Shelby County, Tenn., school system gets a lot of email traffic--over 49,000 in one day. Seagate® Barracuda® ES.2 SAS drives running in Promise Technology RAID systems give them the speed, capacity and reliability they need to handle those messages. The highest-capacity (up to 1 TB) nearline SAS drive on the market, the enterprise-class Barracuda ES.2 SAS drive delivers up to 135 percent higher performance than its SATA counterpart, as well as up to a 38 percent improvement in IOPS/watt. With an MTBF of 1.2 million hours, the drive offers unrivaled reliability among all 7200-RPM drives. (January 2009)

LSI and AIC Minimize Total Cost of Storage Ownership with SAS/SATA Solutions for a Broad Range of Markets

For SATA or SAS Functionality, Design Right First Time™ with Scalable LSI HBAs and MegaRAID┬« SAS Adapters Coupled with Turnkey Chassis from Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC)
Multi-level Partnership
Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC) ( is one of the industry's leading designers and manufacturers of rack-mount Server and Data Storage enclosure solutions. With over 100 years of combined experience between the mechanical, electronic, and system-level engineering teams, AIC leads the industry in all categories. With a complete silicon-to-systems portfolio of storage solutions, LSI develops multi- level partnerships with companies such as AIC to assure differentiated solutions that are valued by the end customer.

iGLASS Selects Solid Access USSD 200 with LSI SAS HBA Solution to Achieve a Remarkably Fast Storage System

iGLASS Nnetworks ( provides innovative, measurable, network monitoring and management solutions for companies of all sizes. By combining its knowledge of networks with its in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of network communications, iGLASS offers a variety of services customized to meet each client's individual needs. As a SaaS (Software as a Service) provider of innovative outsourced network-monitoring solutions, it provides accurate, proactive monitoring of 6.5 million devices and management services for clients in the U.S.