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SNIA Annual Members’ Symposium 2020

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Every year, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) invites its members from around the world to attend an annual Symposium in the heart of Silicon Valley. The purpose of the gathering is to receive updates directly from each of SNIA’s Forums and Initiatives on the technical work in progress and the education programs being designed to advance storage and information technology.

The SCSI Trade Association (STA) is an alliance partner of SNIA. As such, STA is invited to the Symposium to provide a brief update on the continued dominance of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) in today’s data centers and the new features being developed.

On January 22, 2020, STA’s President Cameron Brett presented to SNIA’s Solid State Storage Initiative at the Symposium and covered the following topics:

  • SAS Remains the Primary Storage Interface. SAS infrastructure enables >64% of enterprise storage drives and >80% of enterprise storage capacity thru 2023 (Source: IDC, May, 2019).
  • 24G SAS takes performance and reliability to new levels.
  • The 24G SAS ecosystem is on track for production readiness in 2020. Components are in various stages of sampling / production, and are being provided by companies such as Microchip, KIOXIA, Broadcom, Teledyne LeCroy, Amphenol, and Molex.
  • SAS continues to innovate and work has begun on the next generation: 48G SAS.

Download the presentation here: SNIA_Annual_Symp_STA_SAS_Update_2020-01-22_FINAL.pdf (filesize: 2.9MB)