Category: Compatibility

What Developers Need to Know About SAS

Author: Jesse Molina, Product Marketing Manager, PMC-Sierra The transition from Parallel SCSI to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has been taking place for more than three years, since the first SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) were introduced to the market in 2005. Since then, SAS has made its way into a number of applications: from high… Read more »

Mixing it Up with SAS, SATA

Author; Kent Smith, Product Manager, LSI Corporation Exponentially increasing storage requirements in data centers, combined with the implications of regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA, entails large amounts of “business-important” information that must be periodically backed up and accessed while remaining readily available. IT managers are under extreme pressure to find storage solutions that… Read more »

SAS/SATA Compatibility Pays Off

Author: Suresh Panikar, Director, Branded Products Marketing Adaptec One of the most important factors in the growth of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is its seamless compatibility with Serial ATA (SATA) storage devices. Until the introduction of SAS, choosing a storage infrastructure meant making a choice to which a business would be committed throughout the long… Read more »

SAS/SATA Compatibility Hits its Stride

Author: Daniel D. Reno, Senior Strategist, Marketing and Strategy, Enterprise HDDs Hitachi Global Storage Technologies As noted by Gartner Group in the recent SCSI Trade Association (STA) press release, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adoption rates experienced a significant increase in 2006, and SAS is expected to overtake Ultra320 SCSI, or Parallel SCSI, as the interface… Read more »

SAS + SATA = The New Paradigm for Storage Efficiency

Authors: Chaz Nichols, Global Channel Marketing and Kent Bransford, Sr. Technical Editor Seagate Technology “The only constant is change” is surely a familiar (and vexing) maxim to storage managers around the world. Grappling with this ever-present challenge requires a storage interface capable of both meeting today’s requirements and seamlessly adapting as priorities inevitably evolve over… Read more »

SAS/SATA Compatibility Simplifies Storage by Design

Author: Cameron T. Brett, Manager, Product Marketing PMC-Sierra, Inc. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) was designed from the ground up for compatibility with Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives. The benefits of this compatibility include lower total cost of ownership (TCO), increased flexibility and usability, as well as allowing for larger storage capacities in enterprise and small… Read more »

Capitalizing on the Flexibility of SAS

By Paul Vogt, Director of Product Marketing, Adaptec The flexibility of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) allows it to be used as a universal connectivity standard for a wide range of business needs. In addition to its role as a replacement for parallel SCSI, SAS now offers the ability to reduce the cost of servers and… Read more »

Simply SAS: Power of SCSI, Ease of SATA

Authors: Franco Castaldini, Sr. Product Marketing Manager and Kent Bransford, Sr. Technical Editor, Seagate Technology “If you fear change, leave it here!” may be the lighthearted counsel of cash-strapped baristas, but IT professionals know that proactively adopting change is serious business, a key to maximizing system performance and efficiency. Alas, pioneering storage technologies are often… Read more »

Reducing IT Costs With a Unified Storage Infrastructure

Author: Paul Griffith Adaptec, Inc. Today’s system builders must develop, test, qualify, inventory and sell separate subsystem backplanes to meet their customers’ needs for storage of reference and transactional data. Distributors and IT managers must also deal with the inefficiencies of separate systems. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) will enable computer makers to build a single… Read more »