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24G SAS Data Storage Specification Development Complete; SCSI Trade Association Spotlights Technology at 2017 Flash Memory Summit

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SAS experts in Booth #708 discuss how the architecture continues to add new features such as improved support for SSDs and takes a look forward to 24G SAS performance

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Flash Memory Summit, August 8, 2017 — In a step towards satisfying the need for tremendous bandwidth as well as increasing IOPS requirements for big data analytics and scale-out storage in the datacenter, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced that development of the 24G Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) specification is complete, has exited public review, and has been forwarded to the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) T10 committee for final publication.

“The completion of the specification signals that the technical details are stable, and 24G SAS OEM product development already underway can be completed and readied for market,” said Rick Kutcipal, president, STA and marketing manager, Broadcom Limited. “24G SAS end-user products are anticipated mid-2019 to early 2020. SAS has a strong legacy of being an excellent investment in light of its proven ability to support today’s storage platforms as well as leveraging this technology to future storage needs.”

Comprised of SAS-4 and SPL-4, the 24G SAS specification is backward compatible with 12Gb/s and 6Gb/s SAS but will use a different encoding scheme than previous versions. The updated SAS Roadmap that clarifies SAS internal and external cabling solutions and SAS device to mid-plane interconnects is now available here.

STA at Flash Memory Summit (FMS)
STA is also a bronze sponsor of the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) and is exhibiting in booth #708 in the Santa Clara Convention Center.

During a panel presentation scheduled on Wednesday, August 9, Rick Kutcipal, president of STA will lead a discussion with industry experts on 24G SAS and how the technology opens the way to the latest high-performance applications required in today’s datacenter.

Panel Session details are:

Title: 24G SAS Opens the Way to the Latest High-Performance Apps, Session 204-B
Where: Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara Convention Center
When: Wednesday, August 9, 4:40 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Moderated by: Rick Kutcipal, president, STA and marketing manager, Data Center Storage Group, Broadcom
  • SAS Continues to Thrive, Don Jeanette, Vice President, TRENDFOCUS
  • 24G SAS Will Have All the Support System Designers Need, Jeremiah Tussey, Board Member, STA and Product Marketing Manager (Alliances), Scalable Storage Business Unit, Microsemi Corporation
  • 4K Video, Real-Time Analytics, and AI Applications Drive 24G SAS, Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek
  • Designing Your Hyperconverged Data Center with 24G SAS and Flash, Kevin Marks, Technologist, Distinguished Engineer, Server Solution Office of the CTO, Dell

“SAS has long been the backbone of nearly every enterprise storage deployment,” said Dennis Martin, founder and President, Demartek and a STA panelist at FMS. “24G SAS technology will double the effective bandwidth over the current 12Gb/s SAS, continuing SAS’s per lane performance over NVMe.”

About STA
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1996 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the industry. STA promotes the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and influences the evolution of SCSI standards to meet future industry needs. The Association has a ten-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. For more information, please visit the STA web site at, send an email to or call the STA office at (415) 561-6273.

Association Contact:
David So
SCSI Trade Association
Media Contact:
Linda Capcara
TechTHiNQ on behalf of STA

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