What Developers Need to Know About SAS

Author: Jesse Molina, Product Marketing Manager, PMC-Sierra The transition from Parallel SCSI to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has been taking place for more than three years, since the first SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) were introduced to the market in 2005. Since then, SAS has made its way into a number of applications: from high… Read more »

SAS – a Sharable, Scalable Storage Technology

Author: Susan Bobholz, Storage Market Development Manager, Intel Does the storage industry really need another storage fabric? There have been heated debates over the use of Fibre Channel, iSCSI, even InfiniBand, as THE best fabric, that continues even today. Yet, as larger and larger SAS-based topologies are being implemented, there is discussion over using Serial… Read more »

Connectivity Alternatives for High-Capacity Storage Within SAS External Storage Systems

Authors: Chris Hoffman, Senior Product Marketing Manager Sam Sawyer, Director of Product Marketing Embedded Storage Products Emulex Corporation Introduction Several years after its initial ratification, the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) protocol has gained momentum and is now entering the advanced stages of replacing parallel SCSI for the purpose of connecting disk drives in server applications.… Read more »

Advanced Enterprise Features Enable Next Generation SAS Systems

Author: Sam Barnett, Business Manager, Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA Storage / Storage Networking Products, Storage Products Group, Maxim Integrated Products As first generation systems based on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology enter the market, leading server and storage OEMs are racing to deliver the next group of platforms based on an ever-evolving technology… Read more »

SAS Drives Deliver Full-Spectrum Storage for Maximum Data Center ROI

Author: Chaz Nichols, Global Channel Marketing and Kent Bransford, Sr. Technical Editor, Seagate Technology “Use the right tool for the job” is a time-honored maxim that’s particularly relevant to developers and system builders seeking to deliver maximum value to their customers. Data center storage requirements continue to expand and diversify, challenging IT professionals to move… Read more »

SAS Solutions for All Server and Storage Applications

Author: David So, Product Marketing Manager and Bruce Grieshaber, Product Manager LSI Over the past several years, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) has gone to great lengths to educate the public on the features and benefits of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). STA has even sponsored a series of plugfests at the University of New Hampshire’s… Read more »

Emulation Accelerates Product Development Cycles

Author: Matthew Hallberg, Storage Protocol Specialist LeCroy Protocol Solutions Group In today’s rapidly changing, data-centric environment, one key requirement remains constant: every company needs reliable and fast access to critical business information. A company’s fortunes are based on time-to-market in product development, the breadth and reliability of their product line, the availability of critical product… Read more »

Small Form Factor SAS Disk Drives Save Money and Help the Environment

Author: Don Jeanette, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing Fujitsu Computer Products of America When computers use less energy, they cost less to operate, thereby increasing a company’s profits. It does not get any simpler than that. Fujitsu has once again answered the call to helping companies save money by saving power, while at the same time,… Read more »

SAS Product Update

Author: Jim Pascoe, Corporate Communications Hitachi Global Storage Technologies The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a report on energy efficiency in data centers and the results were staggering. According to the EPA, energy usage at data centers doubled between 2000 and 2006, and it’s poised to double again by 2011. Space, system cost… Read more »