Category: Migration

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 »

From SCSI to SAS with integrated Intel I/O processors

Author: Brad Corrion, Product Marketing Engineer Intel Corporation The evolution and innovation of a new technology generally is paced by the demands of its user base. New technologies can grow and adapt quickly, rapidly responding to the needs of a small user base. Ironically, when the technology becomes popular and entrenched, the innovations focus on… Read more »

Easing the Migration from Parallel to Serial Storage

Author: Paul Griffith Adaptec Introduction Today, most data centers use parallel storage technology like SCSI, but as requirements for increased performance, higher scalability and improved reliability grow, IT managers are looking to new serial technologies such as Serial Attached SCSI. IT managers needing a simple, cost-effective way to migrate from parallel-technology to serial-based systems with… Read more »

A Storage Architect from Fortune 500 on SAS Migration

Seagate Technology recently met with storage architect from a Fortune 500 Company located in St. Paul, Minnesota to get his insights on the issues surrounding migration from parallel SCSI to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). In the following interview, our storage architect shares his views on why moving to SAS will ensure the flexibility needed to… Read more »

Back to the Future – The Migration to Serial Interfaces

Author: Marty Czekalski Maxtor Corporation Years ago, nearly all interfaces were serial. Communications, printers, and disks all used serial interfaces. Those were the days of discrete components, and reducing the component count was an important factor in keeping costs under control. As the level of integration increased, it became possible to put multiple drivers on… Read more »