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Milestone signals SCSI Express products are in development and moving forward

SAN FRANCISCO - February 4, 2014 -- In a move that punctuates the importance of technical standards including interoperability, investment protection and improved quality for end users, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the T10 Technical Committee completed and forwarded the first version of the SCSI Express specifications to the InterNational Committee on Information Technology Standards (INCITS) in November 2013. The SCSI Express specifications include the SCSI over PCI (SOP) and PCI Express (PCIe) Queuing Interface (PQI) technical standards.

12Gb/s SAS products expected in production volumes in 2013 along with advancement of SCSI Express technology

SAN FRANCISCO - February 5, 2013 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2013. After appointments to the board were made in July 2012 due to job changes and a retirement, the entire board roster was reelected.

Based on proven SCSI protocol, SCSI Express meets lower latency needs of PCIe yet suitable for SSDs and other advanced storage technologies

SAN FRANCISCO - October 9, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the advancement of the SCSI Express initiative, targeted at databases, virtual servers and online transactional applications that require lower latency from critical data storage. Combining the proven SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) storage interface protocol with the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) computer expansion bus standard, SCSI Express provides a foundation for innovation of enterprise data storage and increased performance while extending investments in existing SCSI-based storage technology.

SAN JOSE -- May 9, 2012 -- Today at the STA (www.scsita.org) Technology Showcase event co-located with the May T10 Standards meeting, a newly innovated Windows offloaded data transfer (ODX) technology was exhibited by Microsoft, Dell, HP, IBM and NetApp. Windows ODX enables the host system to interact with the storage arrays to perform data movement without consuming computer network bandwidth or host CPU cycles. By putting the storage array in charge of the data transfer, the server is left to perform other tasks. Microsoft and storage array partners have cooperated to develop a new T10 standard that specifies the range of blocks to be moved at the file level. This is a completely new way of doing data block movement within and between storage arrays. This capability is now available in Windows Server 2012 Beta and ODX capable storage arrays.

Decoding for PQI Now Available in PCI Express Protocol Analyzer

STA Technology Showcase, Santa Clara, CA, May 9, 2012 - LeCroy Corporation, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today demonstrated new features added to its PCI Express protocol analyzer line of products that will support testing and debugging of all recently announced PCIe® Solid State Drive (SSD) host interfaces. Previously, LeCroy had been the first to introduce NVM Express decode functionality to all of their Summit protocol analyzer line of products, helping reduce decoding time for complex PCIe host/device transactions. Now LeCroy is broadening its support of SSD host interfaces to include support for SCSI Express's PQI (PCIe architecture Queuing Interface).

Initiative guarantees investment protection and generational accessibility with SAS platforms

San Francisco — April 3, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced that it has accepted SCSI Express as a formal project and has taken ownership of refining, defining and marketing this data storage industry standard initiative.

SCSI Express is an industry initiative designed to adapt storage to Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe). It utilizes the SCSI over PCIe (SOP) and PCIe architecture queuing interface (PQI) model being defined within the T10 Technical Committee.