Chris Hoffman, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Michelle Ng, Director of Product Marketing
Emulex Embedded Storage Products
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has been making in-roads into the server storage market for the last year which is all part of the natural evolution for storage since SAS was designed as the replacement technology for SCSI. However, now, as we are seeing SAS deployments begin to advance into external storage systems, it becomes much more important for storage system providers to consider the full cost of ownership for the products they are deploying. Not only is the on-going cost of goods an important factor to consider, but ease of deployment, and overall flexibility in system design are other factors that should be kept in mind.
This article discusses two new SAS-based products the Emulex IOP 502M and the Emulex IOC 500S and how they can make storage system providers jobs easier by enabling multi-application designs for next-generation external storage arrays.