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Free Serial Attached SCSI Solutions Open House May 6 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose

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Event Offers 5pm Sneak Peek for Press and Analysts, SAS Demonstrations, Storage Industry Speakers and 6Gb/s SAS Preview

San Francisco, April 8, 2008 – The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced that the second SAS Solutions Open House will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA on May 6. The event will provide a broad Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) learning experience for attendees representing all segments of the storage industry.

STA is targeting system integrators, end-users, OEMs, vendors, channel members, or anyone with responsibility for data centers and interest in enterprise storage environments. The storage industry is invited to attend this enjoyable evening with STA member companies, as they inform the industry about current and future SAS technology solutions during this free milestone event.

A Sneak Peek for press and analysts will be held from 5:00pm-6:00pm and Registration will begin at 6:00pm (see event schedule on page three). Attendees are required to register. Space is limited, so register today.

“The SAS Solutions Open House is a unique opportunity for all storage industry enthusiasts to see and hear the latest about SAS storage solutions and how we see these solutions evolving,” stated Harry Mason, STA president and Director, Industry Marketing, LSI. “Key presentations from industry leaders, including an important case study, will set the stage for a very interactive evening where users can view live demonstrations, learn more about the underlying technology and converse with leaders in the storage industry,” he added.

SAS Solutions Open House Storage industry speakers:

Harry Mason, STA President – Introduction and Welcome
Mike Karp, Senior Analyst, Storage Management Practice, Enterprise Management Associates – SAS Market Overview
Todd Mottershead, Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP – Delivering on the Promise of SAS
Arlin Sorensen, CEO, Heartland – SAS To The Rescue
Bob Griswold, Lead Senior Technical Program Manager, Core Operating System Division, Storage Platform, Microsoft – SAS: Improving Performance, Lowering Cost
Marty Czekalski, STA Vice President – SAS Positioned for the Future
Marty Czekalski – Conclusion and Demonstration Previews

Demonstrations on:

  • More Performance, Lower Power
  • SAS Connectivity Solutions
  • SAS and Server Virtualization
  • SAS as a Fabric Technology
  • 6Gb/s SAS Technology Preview
  • Choosing the Right Drive

Demonstration leaders will be available to answer questions about the technology.

  • A display will feature SAS: Today and Tomorrow
  • An Education Table, where several industry education and training vendors will offer their instructional materials and schedules, will be available.

STA member sponsors for SAS Solutions Open House include:

  • AIC
  • Amphenol
  • Emulex
  • Finisar
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • HP
  • LSI
  • Intel
  • LeCroy
  • Maxim
  • Molex
  • PMC-Sierra
  • Seagate

SAS Solutions Open House Schedule at the Fairmont Hotel:

5:00-6:00pm; Sneak Peek for industry press and analysts, with opportunity to speak with STA members in Regency Room 1. Hors d’oeuvres served.
6:00-6:30pm; Registration table in front of Club Regent Room
6:30-7:30pm; Hear well-known industry speakers in Club Regent Room
7:35-9:30pm; See the demos and enjoy food and drink in Regency Room 1
9:30pm; Event concludes

Attendees will receive gift bags as they depart the event.

About STA
The SCSI Trade Association was established in 1995 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 SAS standards to meet future storage industry needs. The Association has a nine-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. To subscribe to Serial Storage Wire, STA’s free Serial Attached SCSI newsletter, please visit: For more information, please visit the STA website at, send an email to or call the STA office at 415-561-6273.

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