SAS: Today’s Fast and Flexible Storage Fabric

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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For storage professionals seeking fast, flexible and reliable data access, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is the proven platform for innovation. With a robust roadmap, SAS provides superior enterprise-class system performance, connectivity and scalability. This presentation will discuss why SCSI continues to be the backbone of enterprise storage deployments and how it continues to rapidly evolve by adding new features, capabilities, and performance enhancements. It will include an up-to-the-minute recap of the latest additions to the SAS standard and roadmaps, the status of 12Gb/s SAS deployment, advanced connectivity solutions, MultiLink SAS™, and 24Gb/s SAS development. Presenters will also provide updates on new SCSI features such as Storage Intelligence and Zoned Block Commands (ZBC) for shingled magnetic recording. Learning Objectives Gain insight on how SAS continues to be the primary building block for advanced storage solutions. Hear the latest updates on the market adoption of 12Gb/s SAS and why it is significant. See high performance use case examples in a real-world environment such as distributed databases. See examples of how SAS is a potent connectivity solution especially when coupled with SAS switching solutions. These innovative SAS configurations become a vehicle for low cost storage expansion.