Rick Kutcipal, President, STA; Bill Martin, Co-chair SNIA Technical Council, Chair, T-10; Dennis Martin, President, Demartek
SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) doubles in speed with the release of each new generation. The newest speed bump is 24G SAS, with end-user products anticipated in 2019. In addition to effectively doubling the speed from the current 12Gb/s SAS, 24G SAS has optimizations for both SSD and HDD. The end result is a highly scalable, highly flexible technology that optimizes use of the storage devices released today. This presentation provides an overview of why 24G SAS will be the protocol of choice for all-flash deployments, data centers, as well as tiered or cached systems with both HDD and SSD components.