[STA Members] SCSI Digest - Dec. '04

Alice Tate alice at scsita.org
Thu Dec 2 13:33:13 PST 2004

SCSI Digest - December 2004

SCSI In The News
1. Press Activity
2. Upcoming contributed articles
3. Hot opportunities: contributed articles
4. Industry news

SCSI On The Road
1. STA Meetings
   -- Next SSW Call
   -- Next STA Marcom Call
   -- STA Annual Meeting

2. Storage Visions 2005
3. IDF Spring 2005

SCSI On The Web
1. Member Resources
2. Serial Storage Wire
3. YOUR Press Release on STA website!

SCSI In The News


Harry Mason and Marty Czekalski were interviewed by Elliott King of 
WindowsIT Pro during the plugfest. Following is the resulting article:

November 15, 2004 WindowsIT Pro "SAS Protocol Rounds the Final Bend" 
By Elliot King


November 2004 Computer Technology Review "Maximizing System 
Availability with Serial Attached SCSI" by Paul Griffith (Broadcom)

We are looking for new article ideas. Please contact Lea Schwartz at 
pointpr at qwest.net if you have an idea for a contributed article.

Below are a few articles that may be of interest to member reps.

December 1, 2004 Network Magazine "SATA Hits The Enterprise" By Mark Brownstein

November 26, 2004 Storage Pipeline "Channel Latches On To Serial 
Storage" By John Roberts and Frank J. Ohlhorst

November 23, 2004 NW Fusion "Storage Purchasing Drivers" By Mike Karp

November 11, 2004 SearchStorage.com "Make Way for Serial Attached 
SCSI" By David Woolf

November 4, 2004 Byte and Switch "Chips Dip Into Serial, 4-Gbit/s" By 
Dave Raffo

SCSI On The Road


Next Serial Storage Wire call
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Time: 10 - 11 AM pacific time

Agenda & Dial-in will be sent out before this telecon. If you are 
interested in participating in this effort, please e-mail Lea 
Schwartz at pointpr at qwest.net.

Next STA Marcom call
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Time: 10 - 11 AM pacific time
Call-in: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288

STA Annual Meeting - Face-to-Face
(For Plugfest Groups, Marcom, Board, Member)

*** January 18 & 19, 2005 ***


Tropicana Hotel & Casino
3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4325

Tel. 800-643-4000

Sponsored by Hitachi GST

Room Rate: $99 + tax (single or double occupancy)
           $249 + tax (one bedroom suite)
CUT OFF DATE: December 17, 2004
Group Name: T10 Standards Organinzation

Meeting Schedule (all times local):
Tuesday, January 18, 1 - 5 PM: Marcom Meeting*
Tues., Jan. 18, Following Marcom Mtg.: Board Meeting

Wed. Jan. 19, 9 AM - 1 PM: Member Meeting & Lunch
Wed. Jan. 19, 1 - 2 PM: SAS Plugfest General Admin Meeting*
Wed. Jan. 19, 2 - 5 PM: SAS Plugfest Tech. Committee Meeting**

* = These meetings noted with asterisk (*) have call-in option. All 
times above are local time (Eastern time). Call-in details are:

Tel: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288

** = There will be a call-in option for the plugfest technical 
committee meeting, but it is open only to NDA-signer companies. The 
call-in details and agenda will be circulated to the plugfest e-mail 

2. Storage Visions 2005
STA is an Organizational Sponsor for the upcoming conference Storage 
Visions 2005. Here are the details:

Storage Visions 2005
January 5 & 6, 2005
Las Vegas Convention Center

The STA will be distributing materials at this event.

We have one free conference pass, available to a STA Sponsor Member 
company representative. If you are an employee of a STA Sponsor 
Member company and would like this pass, please e-mail 
alice at scsita.org. After a 5 day period, if this pass is still 
available, it will be offered to Principal Member companies.

2. IDF Spring 2005
STA will be exhibiting in the Storage community at the Intel 
Developer Forum. The event details are:

March 1 - 3, 2005
Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, CA

The STA will have a presence in a several ways at this event. Please 
e-mail alice at scsita.org if you:
  * Are interested in participating in the STA co-op booth in the 
Storage community
  * Are interested in your company exhibiting individually in the 
Storage community
  * Would like to be involved in STA IDF activity in other ways 
(Storage Night, Teaching a Class, Press activity, etc. Please be 

SCSI On The Web

1. Member Resources

Remember, you have many resources available to you for your own 
company use in promoting Serial Attached SCSI! Go to the Download 
Collateral section on the members only site at:


To find such materials as:

ZIP Archive of (1st) SAS Brochure: This zip archive contains all the 
Quark files, fonts and graphic images to generate the SAS brochure. 
Any member is free to contact the graphic artist, Kit Orn to arrange 
for your own run of these brochures, or use these source files with 
your internal design department.

SAS Quick Facts - Word document for Messaging

SAS Tutorials Many PowerPoint presentations prepared by Rob Elloitt (HP)

Presentations from May 20th, 2003 Globalpress Reverse Tour

STA PowerPoint template

SAS Logos Both Word and PowerPoint template files with SAS logos

White Paper: Serial Attached SCSI and SATA Compatibility; Authored by 
Intel on behalf of STA

And much more! If you are interested in other materials being posted 
on this page, and do not see them here, please e-mail alice at scsita.org

2. Serial Storage Wire

This e-mail monthly newsletter is a great resource FREE for your 
channel and sales force. Get the word out! Make sure your customers 
are informed about the latest on Serial Attached SCSI.

Let everyone know to go to: http://www.serialstorage.com/sta to sign 
up for the newsletter!

SAS technology information and insights -- it's all inside Serial 
Storage Wire. Every month, your customers and sales force will get 
in-depth perspectives on the evolution of SAS technology -- right in 
your inbox.

Contents include:

* Insightful stories on SAS features and benefits and key technical innovations
* Commentary and opinions from industry insiders
* Interviews with IT experts and system integrators
* Development suggestions and strategies

To find out more, sign up for Serial Storage Wire today. Visit 

3. YOUR Press Release on STA website!

Submit SCSI-related press releases to the STA web site for posting. 
The STA web site is a great place for your press announcement to be 
viewed by press, analyst and potential customers.

Press releases should be submitted via e-mail to: Releases at scsita.org 
in one of the three following forms:

      1. Attached to the e-mail message as a Word file, or some other 
file format suitable for editing;
      2. Included within the body of the e-mail message as formatted 
or unformatted text; or
      3. A URL directing the office to where this release is already 
posted on the member's site (although the STA will not publish just 
the link, but will copy the content to the STA site).

Please be advised that the release will be posted after one business 
day after you submit the press release to the STA office. If you wish 
to have a press release posted on the day it goes on the wire, please 
submit the release prior to its official release date. Include a note 
that the release is embargoed until the specified date.

You may direct questions and suggestions to: Releases at scsita.org, 
attn: Chris Lyon, or call at: 425-317-9594

Please note, we can NOT use .pdf files for this purpose. 


Any comments on the SCSI DIGEST, please contact Alice Tate at alice at scsita.org


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