Category: SAS

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 »

The State of Solid State in the Enterprise

Author: Ashish Nadkarni, Principal Consultant GlassHouse Technologies Flash drives, also known as solid state drives, have a promising future in the enterprise space. They promise to overcome literally all limitations of traditional hard drives – power consumption, heat dissipation, mean time between failures, speed and IO/s, etc. The list is long. There is no doubt… Read more »

SAS: Improving Performance, Lowering Cost

< Author: Bob Griswold, Senior Technical Program Manager Lead, Core Operating System Division, Storage Platform, Microsoft Finally, the most pervasive enterprise technology has come to a crossroads. Parallel SCSI was the heart of the datacenter – used as the standard hard drive connection and communication scheme for server and storage environments. Companies have been developing… Read more »

SAS Powers Ahead!

Author: Marty Czekalski, Vice President, SCSI Trade Association Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate At the recent SCSI Trade Association (STA) SAS Solutions Open House in San Jose, Marty Czekalski discussed the past, present, and future of SAS. He went through the SAS roadmap, briefly describing 3Gb/s SAS origins, 6Gb/s SAS highlights, planned enhancements… Read more »

Delivering on the Promise of SAS

Author: Todd Mottershead, Manager, ProLiant Server Development HP With virtually every IT department in today’s corporate world facing growing user demands and shrinking budgets, storage vendors are rushing to deliver the cost efficiency of low-end systems with value-added features and availability levels typically found only in enterprise class facilities. This focused effort began back in… Read more »

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 »

SAS – a Sharable, Scalable Storage Technology

Author: Susan Bobholz, Storage Market Development Manager, Intel Does the storage industry really need another storage fabric? There have been heated debates over the use of Fibre Channel, iSCSI, even InfiniBand, as THE best fabric, that continues even today. Yet, as larger and larger SAS-based topologies are being implemented, there is discussion over using Serial… Read more »

Connectivity Alternatives for High-Capacity Storage Within SAS External Storage Systems

Authors: Chris Hoffman, Senior Product Marketing Manager Sam Sawyer, Director of Product Marketing Embedded Storage Products Emulex Corporation Introduction Several years after its initial ratification, the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) protocol has gained momentum and is now entering the advanced stages of replacing parallel SCSI for the purpose of connecting disk drives in server applications.… Read more »

Advanced Enterprise Features Enable Next Generation SAS Systems

Author: Sam Barnett, Business Manager, Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA Storage / Storage Networking Products, Storage Products Group, Maxim Integrated Products As first generation systems based on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology enter the market, leading server and storage OEMs are racing to deliver the next group of platforms based on an ever-evolving technology… Read more »

SAS Drives Deliver Full-Spectrum Storage for Maximum Data Center ROI

Author: Chaz Nichols, Global Channel Marketing and Kent Bransford, Sr. Technical Editor, Seagate Technology “Use the right tool for the job” is a time-honored maxim that’s particularly relevant to developers and system builders seeking to deliver maximum value to their customers. Data center storage requirements continue to expand and diversify, challenging IT professionals to move… Read more »