Category: Data Center

SAS Grows In The Data Center

More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements. Small computer system interface (SCSI) technology emerged in the data center with the advent of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and rapidly became the storage interface of choice for servers and external storage products. In… Read more »

SAS Goes the Distance

Author: Jeremiah Tussey, PMC Senior Applications Engineer Today’s challenging datacenter environments demand flexible switching and connection capabilities for storage scalability. SAS storage architectures allow for extensible configurations by providing incremental connectivity solutions: passive copper cables, active copper cables, and active optical cables. The fundamental basis driving these solutions is the necessity for a variety of… Read more »

Storage Device Dynamics for Enterprise Datacenters – An IDC Perspective*

Author: John Rydning, Research Director, Hard Disk Drives IDC Storage device options continue to broaden for disk storage system OEMs and end users. For enterprise applications, hard-disk drives (HDDs) are now available in several form factors, configured with parallel SCSI, Fibre Channel, Serial ATA (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interfaces. An increasing number of… Read more »

Unless You Ride a Horse to Work, What Follows Should Make Sense

Author: Mike Karp, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates “Storage density” is the term that describes how much storage capacity can be packed into a specified amount of space. The actual measurement varies a bit depending on your focus. Disk drive vendors measure bits per square inch, while tape vendors think in terms of bits per… Read more »

Hitachi’s Serial Storage – Store More, Faster

Author: Karin Gilles, Corporate Communications, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Data center workloads have increased exponentially in recent years, requiring IT managers to find new ways of scaling their enterprise storage resources so that they are both highly reliable and cost effective. With the introduction of complementary serial interface technologies, IT managers now have the flexibility… Read more »

Serial Attached SCSI is Coming to a Data Center Near You

Author: David Woolf, Senior Storage Research Engineer and Principle SAS Consortium Engineer, University of New Hampshire-InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) This is an exciting time for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). Its development curve has been extraordinarily smooth and swift, products are now launching and market entry will accelerate as 2005 goes forward. The last of the dust… Read more »