Category: Interoperability

12Gb/s SAS in Full Swing

by Chet Mercado and Rick Kutcipal For data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users looking to take full advantage of the ultra-high performance that 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) brings to servers, blades and network storage arrays, 2013 was the year they began to see products rolling out. Prominent vendors introduced a variety of solutions… Read more »

Finding Interoperability in Early SAS Solutions

Author: Linus Wong, Director Strategic Marketing Adaptec One of the key considerations in developing a new technology is interoperability. As witnessed by the early issues with Fibre Channel solutions, market acceptance of a new technology, no matter what performance gains or cost reductions it provides, will be slowed by interoperability doubts. As a result, interoperability… Read more »

Interview with Fujitsu on SAS Drive Test and Interoperability

Stephen Schaeffer, Manager of University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA consortiums, interviewed Mike Fitzpatrick of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, to learn how the company approaches testing Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives. Fitzpatrick was interviewed during a recent SAS interoperability plugfest held at UNH-IOL that drew… Read more »

SAS Means Freedom of Choice

Author: Chris Croteau Intel Corporation SCSI is undergoing an exciting serial transformation, one that goes far beyond a mere parallel-to-serial conversion to deliver significantly increased capabilities. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is the next evolution of SCSI technology following Ultra320 SCSI, utilizing a speedy serial point-to-point architecture to eliminate the bus overhead of today’s parallel SCSI… Read more »