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Product highlights from NAB
April 24, 2009 -- Among the 1,500+ exhibitors at this week's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, a number of storage vendors introduced or showcased products optimized for the entertainment industry. Here's a quick rundown.
LSI enhances SAS/SATA adapters
December 10, 2008 -- The 3.5 release of LSI's MegaRAID software, which works with the company's MegaRAID SAS 8700 and 8800 family of 3Gbps SAS/SATA adapters, includes a number of enhancements – most notably, multipathing and load balancing.
HP adds DAS SAS to BladeSystem
November 18, 2008 -- Hewlett-Packard is taking a direct approach toward storage for blade servers. The company introduced a new storage expansion bundle this week
Get ready for next-gen 6Gbps SAS
November 1, 2008 -- Components have been shipping for more than a year, and 6Gbps SAS systems for end users are due next year.
IBM ships SAS-based SAN for blades
October 1, 2008 -- IBM today announced a blade system chassis that includes blade servers, networking gear, management software, and a new SAN based on a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) fabric.
Dell puts 2.5-inch SAS drives in PowerVault arrays
June 16, 2008 -- <B>June 16, 2008</B>—Dell today introduced the PowerVault MD1120 disk array, which features 2.5-inch small-form-factor (SFF) disk drives. Although Dell has been offering both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives in its PowerEdge servers for some time, the MD1120 marks the first time the company is integrating 2.5-inch SAS drives in its storage subsystems.
Nexsan ships SAS array with MAID
June 3, 2008 -- <B>June 3, 2008</B>—This week, Nexsan Technologies introduced the SASBoy RAID array, which features the company's AutoMAID (massive array of idle disks) technology. The introduction marks Nexsan's first foray into the SAS market.
SAS product update: Xyratex, Promise, Arena
April 3, 2008 -- <B>April 3, 2008</B>—Xyratex this week announced the OneStor SP1224s, a new member of the company's OneStor Extensible Storage Platform (ESP) family
AMCC enters SAS space
October 2, 2007 -- <B>October 2, 2007</B>—Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) this week became the last of the major RAID controller vendors to enter the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) market with the introduction of the 3ware 9690SA controller.
NetApp midrange arrays support SAS
September 13, 2007 -- <B>September 13, 2007</B>—Network Appliance redoubled its efforts in the midrange market this week with the announcement of a pair of new "unified storage" appliances, an expansion of its partnership with IBM, and new services.
SAS case study: Nonlinear editing
July 12, 2007 -- <B>July 12, 2007</B>—The Gartner Dataquest market research firm estimates that disk drive manufacturers shipped slightly more than four million Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives last year
Infortrend ships SAS-SAS RAID array
June 20, 2007 -- <B>June 20, 2007</B>—According to a recent report from the Gartner Dataquest market research firm, drive manufacturers shipped 4.15 million Serial Attached SCSI SAS) drives in 2006,
Adaptec launches SAS/SATA controllers
March 13, 2007 -- <B>March 13, 2007</B>—Adaptec announced today six new PCIe-interface products—five "unified" Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controllers and one Ultra320 SCSI host bus adapter (HBA).
Atto RAID adapters support SAS
March 13, 2007 -- <B>March 13, 2007</B>—Claiming performance advantages over some of its more well-known competitors, Atto Technology this week entered the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adapter market with the ExpressSAS R348 (internal) and R380 (external) RAID adapters.
LSI brings SAS to the channel
February 21, 2007 -- <B>February 21, 2007</b>—LSI Logic this week announced a new pricing and product strategy to help the company penetrate the Serial ATA (SATA)-oriented channel market with its Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products.
Seagate launches 2.5-inch, 15K SAS drives
January 16, 2007 -- <B>January 16, 2007</B>—Seagate announced this week that it has begun shipping the next generation of its fastest hard drive—the 2.5-inch, 15,000rpm Savvio 15K—which is based on the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface.
LSI ships SAS-SAS RAID arrays
December 8, 2006 -- <B>December 8, 2006</B>—In a further sign that the new Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface is gaining momentum, at least at the OEM level, LSI Logic's Engenio division this week began shipments of SAS-SAS (host and drive connections) external RAID arrays
HP DAS arrays support SAS, SATA
December 5, 2006 -- <B>December 5, 2006</B>—Hewlett-Packard expanded its line of entry-level storage systems for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) this week with the debut of two new direct-attached storage (DAS) disk arrays
Overland RAID array supports SAS
October 18, 2006 -- <B>October 18, 2006</B>—Overland Storage today announced shipments of the first RAID arrays in its Ultamus product family that support the emerging Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk interface.
SAS tops IDF announcements
September 29, 2006 -- <B>September 29, 2006</B>—The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface was front and center at this week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. For example, Adaptec showcased its line of Unified Serial Controllers, which support both Serial ATA (SATA) and SAS drives.
LSI expands SAS, SATA lines
September 7, 2006 -- <B>September 7, 2006</B>—This week, LSI Logic rounded out its Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) adapter lines with additions for server, workstation, and enterprise storage interconnection requirements. LSI released three SAS host bus adapters (HBAs), as well as two SATA RAID adapters and a SAS zero-channel RAID (ZCR) adapter for the MegaRAID product line.
SGI adds SAS disk arrays
August 24, 2006 -- <B>August 24, 2006</B>—In an indication that the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk-drive interface is ready for prime time, SGI this week became one of the first disk-systems vendors to ship SAS-based storage arrays. (Hewlett-Packard is also shipping SAS systems.) SGI also added an entry-level 4Gbps Fibre Channel array to its roster of RAID arrays.
SAS rollouts pick up steam
June 15, 2006 -- <B>June 15, 2006</B>—By now, all storage integrators and users are familiar with the benefits of the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface: It has better performance scalability than its parallel SCSI predecessor, it's simpler to integrate and, perhaps most importantly, users and integrators can configure SAS systems with either SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives.
Ario adds SATA, SAS disk arrays
March 30, 2006 -- <B>March 30, 2006</B>—This week, Ario Data Networks introduced the first two products in its Capacity Storage Array (CSA) series of Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) storage subsystems. The Capacity RAID Array (CRA) and Capacity Expansion Array (CEA) feature a front-loaded blade design that allows disk maintenance without interrupting operations. The CSA family leverages existing Ario RAID controllers and JBOD SATA and SAS connectivity products.
Adaptec adds SAS to NAS
February 21, 2006 -- <B>February 21, 2006</B>—Adaptec expanded its SnapServer NAS appliance line this week with the 500 series, targeting small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company also added StorAssure Personal Edition, which is "continuous-protection" software for client file data.