Category: SAS

PMC-Sierra’s SAS Product Family is in Production and Shipping!

Author: Rachelle Trent, SAS Product Marketing Manager, PMC-Sierra PMC-Sierra’s maxSAS™ storage family includes Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) expander switches with zoning support and intelligent Serial ATA (SATA) active/active multiplexers. It also includes SAS/SATA retimers and enclosure management processors supporting the 3.0 Gb/s SAS specification. To accelerate OEM and ODM development cycles for tiered-storage disk arrays,… 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 »

SAS in the Game – SAS-based External Arrays Now Shipping

Author: Steve Denegri Independent Data Storage Analyst The Industry in Aggregate It may have taken longer than expected, but RAID arrays equipped with SAS are now shipping. IBM is the first to get in the game with the launch of its EXP3000 array at the end of August. Soon to come are SAS-based RAID boxes… Read more »

HP Smart Array E200/E200i Controllers Improve Server Performance

Author: Tonya Comer, Product Marketing Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP Introduction As organizations address their growing storage needs, they are also facing changes within their computing needs. This means that they need a server configuration that is flexible and adaptable. They also need a standard tool set for configuring, expanding and managing the array controllers.… 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 »

Broad New Enterprise Features Enable Next Generation SAS Systems

Author: Sam Barnett, Product Line Manager, Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA Storage & Storage Networking Products, Storage Products Division, Vitesse Semiconductor 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 »

SFF SAS: Everything is in Place to Realize Benefits

Author: Don Jeanette, Senior Manager, Product Marketing Fujitsu Computer Products of America Adoption is Happening: For nearly two years, a variety of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products has been available in the marketplace. In 2006, the hard disk drive (HDD) industry anticipates shipping as many as 2.5M to 3M enterprise products with SAS as the… Read more »

SAS Hard Drive Integration

Authors: Michael Sebesta and Joseph Rebrovich System Integration Test Lab Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a new serial interface for enterprise hard disk drives that will eventually replace aging parallel SCSI technology. The new serial interface provides much higher data transfer rates, improved scalability and superior reliability. SAS is also compatible… Read more »

SAS – To Infinity and Beyond

Author: David So, Strategic Marketing Manager LSI Logic So maybe it took a little longer than some of us forecasted or hoped. For others, maybe it happened faster than they expected. But regardless of what any of us thought back then, it is now undeniable that Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has finally landed, and in… Read more »