SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions (2014)

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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SAS is the backbone of nearly every enterprise storage deployment. It is rapidly evolving, adding new features, enhancing capabilities and offering “no compromise” system performance. SAS not only excels as a device level interface, its versatility, reliability and scalability have made it the connectivity standard of choice for creating new storage architectures.

This presentation covers the advantages of using SAS as a storage device interface, and how its capabilities as a connectivity solution are changing the way data centers are being deployed. 12Gb/s SAS transfer rates, bandwidth aggregation, SAS Fabrics (including switches) active connections, and multi-function connectors (connectors that support SAS as well as PCIe attached storage devices) allows data center architects to create sustainable storage solutions that scale well into the future.

Learning Objectives

Understand the basic capabilities of SAS, including its compatibility with SATA
Hear the latest updates on the market adoption of 12Gb/s SAS
See examples of SAS as a potent connectivity solution