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SCSI Trade Association Discusses Advancements in Solid State Drive Technology at 2015 Storage Visions® Conference

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STA President Marty Czekalski will discuss Solid State Storage in a tutorial about the technology and lend his expertise to a panel discussion on evolving storage solutions

SAN FRANCISCO – December 22, 2014 — Solid state storage technology provides an unmatched number of input/output operations per second, making it a powerful tool for content storage providers. As part of the 2015 Storage Visions® conference, Marty Czekalski, president of the SCSI Trade Association (STA), will highlight the advantages of using solid state disk drives (SSDs) in the enterprise and the role that the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interconnection standard plays in maximizing the capabilities of these devices.

Held Sunday, January 4 from noon – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, January 5 from noon – 5:00 p.m. at The Riviera in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2015 Storage Visions Conference is the 14th annual meeting of top innovators in the world of data storage. Those interested in attending the conference can register online at:

On January 3 from 2:40 p.m. – 3:25 p.m., as part of a preconference Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) tutorial block, Czekalski will lead a session called “What You Should Know about Solid State Storage,” where he will discuss the performance, endurance and interface of SSDs.

On January 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Czekalski will speak as part of a panel entitled “New Applications, New Technologies – What’s Ahead for Content Storage.” During this session, Czekalski will provide an overview of new “Zoned Block Devices” and how this new SCSI command set will allow applications to better take advantage of new storage technologies such Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) and enable continued decreases in storage costs.

“Solid state storage lets storage providers offer higher speeds of operation to their users,” said Czekalski. “But to make the most of this technology, storage architects need to understand how to make use of it in cost effective ways that do not sacrifice reliability. The panel discussions at Storage Visions will provide these types of useful insights.”

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 nine-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.

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