SCSI Trade Association Unveils Innovative Technology and Roadmaps in SAS Data Storage Interface

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV: SCSI Trade Association (STA) unveiled its newest Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and roadmap at the fifteenth annual Storage Visions Conference in Las Vegas. SAS has a productive influence on SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) to fulfill future industry needs. "The demand for digital data creation and consumption is growing every year and this growth in content capacity requires not just more storage devices but faster interfaces to move that data around to where it is needed,” said Tom Coughlin, founder of Coughlin Associates and Storage Visions Conference chairperson.

With increasing demand for prototypes and storage devices, STA introduced a roadmap of next generation 24 GB/s SAS which support external and internal cabling solutions. The 24 GB/s SAS is double the bandwidth of 12GB/s SAS and it also supports the 2 backward generations of SAS: 12GB/s and 6GB/s, which improves the storage system of RAS (Remote Access Service) attributes. The first 24GB/s SAS is expected to be introduced between mid-2018 and early 2019 for the users. As evident in these robust roadmaps, SAS provides superior enterprise-class system performance, connectivity and scalability.

At the Storage Vision Conference, Cameron Brett, STA board member and director of Enterprise SSD Marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc introduced the new innovative technology and performance of protocol in 12GB/s SAS. The latest 12GB/s SAS comes with storage intelligence features that optimize SSD (Solid-State Drive) applications, and Zoned block Command trait for increasing the density in hard disk drive of SSDs. It also supports U.2 initiative through the SFF-8639 connector, and boosts up the storage system performance. The SCSI Trade Association is showing further innovations in the SAS storage interface that will support the growth in enterprise storage applications,” reported Market Wired.