Industry Trends and Perspectives: 6GB SAS and DAS are not Dumb A$$ Storage

May 26, 2010 – 9:49 pm

Blog: Industry Trends and Perspectives: 6GB SAS and DAS are not Dumb A$$ Storage

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs.

These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at

With 6G that increases performance as well as connectivity flexibility, more servers are supporting SAS natively while storage system continue to add support for 3.5" and 2.5" small form factor high performance and large capacity SAS drives. Shared SAS DAS storage systems are being deployed for consolidation attached to two or more servers as well as for clustered solutions.

Another area where shared SAS DAS storage is being deployed is in cloud, scale out NAS and bulk storage environments as a price performance alternative to iSCSI or Fibre Channel solutions.

Keep an eye on these and other trends including converged systems, server, storage and networking management along with associated tools.

Related and companion material:
Article: Green and SASy = Energy and Economic, Effective Storage
Article: The Many Faces of SAS – Beyond the DAS Factor

That is all for now, hope you find this ongoing series of current and emerging Industry Trends and Perspectives interesting.

Ok, nuff said.

Cheers gs

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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