If you have invested in a Fibre Channel infrastructure, beginning your transition to SAS enclosures now allows you to increase storage scalability and flexibility, while maintaining Fibre Channel connectivity to the network. If you have invested heavily in an extensive Parallel SCSI infrastructure that you are looking to maintain, for the moment, it makes sense to continue to rely on your trusted SCSI solutions. Think about transitioning to SAS sooner rather than later if you:
SAS environments include:
This solution uses a SAS RAID Adapter with either internally connected point-to-point drives, or using a four-drive-bay, 5.25" internal enclosure, and is ideally suited for:
As illustrated, this solution combines the highest performance, highest availability though a comprehensive RAID set, and highest scalability available for Direct Attached Storage (DAS). For higher capacity needs, a SAS external JBOD enclosure can be connected to the HBA.
SAS provides higher scalability than the existing SCSI standard and is similar to Fibre Channel. Simply daisy chain JBODs to the RAID card to add capacity. With the external enclosure and SAS drives, this solution is ideal for enterprise-class primary storage applications with high availability needs, including data warehousing, databases, and decision support, in any demanding application environment.
ExpressSAS Adapters are thoroughly tested for compliance with worldwide regulatory agency, safety and shipping certifications. Certifications include: