Category: SAS

Evaluating SAS Technology for Business Requirements

Author: Russ Fellows, Analyst Evaluator Group Why Consider SAS? Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is both a storage interface to disk and tape drives, as well as a storage connectivity technology. As the natural evolution of the older parallel Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) technology to modern technology, SAS provides application and device driver investment protection.… Read more »

SAS: The Future Cutting Edge of Blade Server Storage

By David G. Hill, Principal, Mesabi Group LLC Blade servers are now very familiar to IT organizations, but they still have a lot of growth potential. And one of the gating factors for unlocking that potential is improving the relationship of blade servers with storage. Blade servers need a close relationship with storage — just… Read more »

Case Study on SAS JBOD for Nonlinear Editing System

Author: Alvin Ooi, Marketing Manager Xtore Extreme Storage Advanced Industrial Computer Introduction While High Definition (HD) video contents are getting more and more popular in real video production, TV companies are experiencing the bottleneck of using legacy equipment to edit their HD video programs. One of the customers of PFU Systems (Panasonic, Fujitsu and Uchida),… 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 »

Serial Attached SCSI – The Value Proposition

Author: Paul Vogt, Sr. Director, Product Management Xyratex International, Ltd. The Need for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) In order to understand the justification for the industry’s investment in a new I/O technology standard, it is useful to look at a typical parallel Ultra320 SCSI bus configurations. This type of configuration was a common Direct Attached… Read more »