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SCSI Trade Association Highlights the Important Role SAS Plays in Scale-out Storage Solutions at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit

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STA experts at Booth #801 and on panel discuss how the reliability, availability and scalability of SAS can meet the needs of the data center of today and tomorrow

SAN FRANCISCO – July 29, 2014 — As more enterprises begin to adopt hyperscale computing systems to meet big data analytical needs, scale-out storage and scalability is increasingly in the spotlight. During a panel presentation scheduled at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, leading storage industry experts from the SCSI Trade Association (STA) will discuss the challenges of distributed storage systems and how the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage protocol is uniquely positioned to handle the mixture of workloads and I/O demands required.

STA is also a bronze sponsor of the Summit and will be exhibiting in booth #801 in Hall A-B of the Santa Clara Convention Center on Wednesday, August 6 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 7th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 pm.

Panel details are:
Title:     Scale-out Storage Solutions for Today and Tomorrow,” Session 202-B
Where:  Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara Convention Center
When:   Wednesday, August 6, 9:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Moderated by:  Jeff Janukowicz, research director, IDC


  • Cameron Brett, director of SSD Product Marketing, Storage Products Business Unit, Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. and board member, SCSI Trade Association
  • David Allen, director, Product Marketing, NVM Solutions Division, PMC-Sierra and board member, SCSI Trade Association
  • Jeremiah Tussey, senior alliance manager, Product Marketing, Enterprise Storage Division, PMC-Sierra, member, SCSI Trade Association
  • Marty Czekalski, Interface Architecture Initiatives manager, Seagate Technology and president, SCSI Trade Association
  • Mike James, director, Engineering, SanDisk and board member, SCSI Trade Association

“SAS fabrics have the flexibility to be utilized in different hyperscale deployments, whether they are performance driven or designed for low-cost, capacity focused storage,” said Czekalski. “The panelists look forward to delivering short, informative presentations on the topic of scale-out storage solutions followed by a robust question and answer period.”

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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