12Gb SAS SSD Enabling Server Storage I/O Performance and Effectiveness Webinar

June 18, 2016 – 10:24 am

12Gb SAS SSD Enabling Server Storage I/O Performance and Effectiveness Webinar

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Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solid State Devices (SSDs) including nand flash, DRAM as well as emerging PCM and 3D XPoint as part of Storage Class Memories (SCMs) are in your future. The questions are where, when, for what, how much as well as what form factor packaging, along with server storage I/O interface are applicable for your different applications and data infrastructures.

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Server storage I/O physical interfaces for access NVM SSDs include PCIe Add in Cards (AiC), M.2 as well as emerging SFF 8639 (e.g. NVMe U2 drive form factor) along with mSATA (e.g. mini PCIe card) in addition to SAS, SATA, USB among others. Protocols include NVM Express (NVMe), SAS, SATA as well as general server storage I/O access of shared storage systems that leverage NVM SSD and SCM technologies.

To help address the question of which server storage I/O interface is applicable for different environments, I invite you to a webinar on June 22, 2016 at 1PM ET hosted by and compliments of Micron.

During the webinar myself and Rob Peglarr (@peglarr) of Micron will discuss and answer questions about how 12Gb SAS remains a viable option for attach NVM SSD storage to servers, as well as via storage systems today and into the future. Today’s 12Gb SAS SSDs enable you to leverage your existing knowledge, skill sets, as well as technology to maximize your data infrastructure investments. For servers or storage systems that are PCIe slot constrained, 12Gb SAS enables more SSD including 2.5" form factor multiple TByte capacity devices to be used to boost performance and capacity in a cost as well as energy effective way.

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In addition to Rob Peglarr, we will also be joined by Doug Rollins of Micron (@GreyHairStorage) who will share some technical speeds, feeds, slots and watts information about Micron 12Gb SAS SSDs that can scale into the TBs in capacity per device.

Here’s the synopsis from the Micron information page for this webinar.

Don’t let old, slow SAS HDDs drag down your data center

Modernize it by upgrading your storage from SAS HDDs to SAS SSDs. It’s an easy upgrade that provides a significant boost in performance, longer lasting endurance and nearly 4X the capacity. Flash storage changes how you do business and keeps you competitive.

We invite you to join Rob Peglar, Greg Schulz, along with Doug Rollins, from Micron’s technical marketing team to learn:

  • Simple solutions to solving the challenges with today’s ever-growing data demands
  • Why SAS—how it continues to fuel the data center
  • HDDs versus SDDs—before and after stories from your peers, including upfront cost savings

We will also have a live Q&A session so you can talk with the experts. Please register today! If you’re unable to attend the live webinar, we encourage you to register anyway to receive a link to the recorded session, as well as a copy of the presentation.

Where To Learn More

What This All Means

Remember, everything is not the same in the data center or with data infrastructures that support different applications, like there are various NVM SSD options as well as interfaces.

Join us for this webinar, you can view more information here, as well as register for the event.

Ok, nuff said, for now…


Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)
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