[STA Members] SCSI Digest - Aug. '06

Alice Tate alice at scsita.org
Tue Aug 8 23:01:37 PDT 2006

SCSI Digest – August 2006

SCSI In The News
1. Upcoming Contributed Articles
2. Hot opportunities: contributed articles
3. Industry news

SCSI On The Road
1. STA Meetings
-- Next IDF team call
-- Next 6G Considerations telecon
-- Next STA Face-to-Face Meetings 
-- Next Marcom Call
-- Next SSW Call

2. SAS Plugfest

3. Storage Networking World – Europe

4. StoragePlus 2006

5. Storage World Conference

6. SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference

7. IDF Fall 2006

SCSI On The Web
1. SAS info for YOUR use
2. Serial Storage Wire
3. Your Press Releases on STA website
4. Web Statistics On-Line

New Member Benefit
-Training Discounts

SCSI In The News

May / June 2006 Computer Technology Review “Setting New Standards of 
Availability with RAID 6” By Linus Wong (Adaptec)

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

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

August 6, 2006 FarsightedNews “SAS SAN” By Mark Bowker, Analyst at 
Enterprise Strategy Group

July 14, 2006 Network Computing “Special Report: Standards Rule: 
Storage & Servers” By Steven Hill

July 10, 2006 ServerWatch “Hardware Today: SATA and SAS Gain Ground” By 
Drew Robb

SCSI On The Road


IDF planning telecon
The STA will have a booth at IDF this fall. Next planning telecon 
details are:

IDF Fall Telecon
Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 10 AM pacific
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288

Next STA Marcom call
Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 10 – 11 AM pacific time
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288

Agenda & call-in details will be circulated before the call to the 
marcom reflector.

6G SAS Discussion
STA will continue our discussion on considerations for 6G SAS. Marty 
Czekalski (Seagate) will circulate the revised presentation before the 
call. Below are the call-in details. This call is open to any member 
company representative. This will be the last call on this topic before 
our September face-to-face meetings.

6G Considerations
Date: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 10 AM pacific
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288

Next STA Meeting – Face-to-Face

* * *  September 12 & 13, 2006  * * *

Crowne Plaza Nashua
2 Somerset Parkway
Nashua, NH 03063

Tel.: 1-603-886-1200

Link to meeting announcement: 

www.crowneplazanashua.com -- Use booking code HCM
Group Name:  Hitachi Cable T10
Room Rate: $166 + tax

Cut-off Date: Aug. 11! Book Now!!

Meeting Schedule (all times local):
Tuesday, Sept. 12: 1 - 4 PM: Marcom Meeting* (dial-in begins at 1:15 PM)
                                  following marcom meeting: Board meeting

Wed. Sept. 13: 9 AM – 1 PM: Member Meeting & Lunch

* = The marcom meeting has a call-in option. All times above are local 
time (Mountain time). Call-in details are:

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

Next Serial Storage Wire team call
If you want to be involved with the SSW project, please email Lea at 
pointpr at qwest.net. Next call is:

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 10 AM pacific time
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781-407-0288

2. SAS Plugfest
Plugfest team activity is currently on hold pending plans for the next 
plugfest, which will potentially be in the first quarter 2007 
timeframe. If you have any questions, please email Mike Fitzpatrick, 
committee chair, with your questions at mfitzpatrick at us.fujitsu.com.

3. Storage Networking World – Europe
Harry Mason (LSI Logic) and Marty Czekalski (Seagate) will be 
representing STA when they give the tutorial: Serial Attached SCSI: Top 
Performance In Real-World Applications.

Details are:
Track A
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
2:05 PM

4. Byte & Switch’s Storage Plus 2006
Light Reading Inc. has introduced a new event this year, called 
StoragePlus 2006. STA is working cooperatively with Byte & Switch to 
promote their event, for marketing benefits from them for us.

Here are the event details:
Byte & Switch StoragePlus 2006
September 12-13, 2006
Burlingame, CA

Please note these conference dates conflict with the T10/STA meetings 
in September.

5. Storage World Conference
STA has a co-marketing agreement and will have a literature booth at 
ASNP’s newly launched SWC Fall. Below please find more information 
about the event.

Discounts are available to our members Use Promotion Code swc20..

Storage World Conference Fall
September 19 – 21, 2006
Boston, MA

Storage World Conference (SWC) 2006, Boston, MA, September 19-21. SWC, 
the most comprehensive educational event for storage networking 
professionals, provides attendees with tools to develop a sound storage 
strategy. User case studies, tutorials, and more!  STA members receive 
a 20% discount off registration and exhibition fees. Promo code swc20

If you would like a conference pass to SWC, please email 
alice at scsita.org.

6. SNIA’s 2006 Storage Developer Conference
STA has a co-marketing agreement with the 2006 Storage Developer 
Conference. Due to the timing conflict with other marketing efforts, we 
will not have a significant presence at this event, but we do have 
member benefits and discounts for this event. Below please find more 
information about it.

Storage Developer Conference
September 18 – 21, 2006
Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA

Designed specifically for the development community, and focused on 
storage and file systems topics, the agenda includes:
- Content Aware Storage (CAS) and the upcoming XAM standard
- Security
- Grid Computing
- Storage Management
- Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
- Emerging Technologies

Register by August 18 and save.  Team discounts available for groups of 
4 or more.

Our members have 25% discount off registration! Use discount code for 
early registration SCSIER, and for regular registration use SCSIR.

5. IDF Fall 2006
STA is again working with IDF show management on a cooperative 
marketing agreement for our membership.

As a STA member you save up to $500 on your pass to IDF. You pay just 
$1195. This special price expires August 31, so register now and type 
in the Priority Code: FCASIGST

IDF is also offering a one day pass for only $595. Enter Priority Code: 

Here are the event details:
Intel Developers Forum Fall 2006
September 26 – 28, 2006
San Francisco, CA

STA will also have a 10 x 10 booth, featuring our new SAS Integrators 
Guide, SAS product display, and more.

SCSI On The Web

1. SAS info for YOUR use

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:


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.serialstoragewire.com to sign up 
for the newsletter!

Go to http://www.serialstoragewire.com/article_archive.html to see past 
issues of SSW.

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 
* Commentary and opinions from industry insiders
* Interviews with IT experts and system integrators
* Development suggestions and strategies

If your company would like to participate in writing articles & 
supporting Serial Storage Wire, email Lea Schwartz, editor of SSW, at 
pointpr at qwest.net.

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).

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.

4. Website Statistics Available Online

You can now view STA website statistics online on our members only 
site. Go to:


to see July 2006 website statistics.

You will need your User ID & password to access this site.

New Member Benefit

We have worked with Solution Technology on a number of co-marketing 
efforts to get the word out on SAS to the market. Recently, you might 
remember that Solution Technology offered their book at our SAS Open 
House, the same book that was offered at a discount to our membership 
last year. Solution Technology now is offering our members (any 
employee of member companies; you do not need to be directly involved 
in STA efforts on a regular basis) significant discounts on SAS & SATA 
Training. Please see details on how to register & discount codes below. 
Feel free to forward this email to others in your company.

Solution Technology Training Courses -- Offered At A Discount to SCSI 
Trade Association Member Company representatives:

August 21-25 and December 11-15, 2006
SATA & SAS - Member Fee: $1750  Non-Member Fee: $2500
SATA Only - Member Fee: $700 Non-Member Fee: $1250
SAS Only - Member Fee: $1050 Non-Member Fee: $1350

In-Depth Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Combination: 
SATA section of the course provides students with a comprehensive 
insight into the operation of the Serial ATA interface. The class 
examines the evolution of ATA, summarizes the operation of the parallel 
ATA interface and then explores in detail the operation of Serial ATA 
at all architectural levels. Serial ATA II Extensions are also 
thoroughly discussed. Protocol analyzer traces are used as an aid to 
understanding. The SAS section of the course provides students with a 
comprehensive insight into the operation of the Serial SCSI interface. 
The class examines the evolution of SCSI, summarizes the operation of 
the parallel SCSI interface and then explores in detail the operation 
of Serial SCSI at all architectural levels. The class concludes with a 
study of new application areas in which Serial SCSI will be deployed.

October 10-12, 2006
SCSI - Member fee: $1260; Non-Member fee: $1800
In-Depth Exploration of SCSI is a three-day seminar, which provides a 
comprehensive summary of SCSI architecture and protocol. Each topic is 
accompanied by instructor-led demonstrations using state-of-the-art 
test equipment, logic analyzers, and SCSI devices.

All of the seminars are held at Network Meeting Center, Santa Clara, 
CA. Please check our website at www.soltechnology.com/seminars.htm. 
SCSI Trade Association members can receive a discount by typing "STA 
06," in the Notes Field of the registration page.


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


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Marketing Manager                 Fax +1.781.407.0199
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