[STA Members] SCSI Digest - March 2006

Alice Tate alice at scsita.org
Thu Mar 2 08:15:11 PST 2006


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SCSI Digest – March 2006
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CONTENTS:
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SCSI In The News
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1. Upcoming Contributed Articles
2. Hot opportunities: contributed articles
3. Industry news

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SCSI On The Road
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1. STA Meetings
-- Next STA Face-to-Face Meetings
-- Next Plugfest team Call
-- Next Marcom Call
-- Next SSW Call

2. SAS Plugfests

3. IDF Spring 2006
4. Storage World Conferences
5. StoragePlus 2006
6. Bell Micro Serial Roadshows

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


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SCSI In The News
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1. UPCOMING CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES
February / March 2006 Computer Technology Review “Setting New Standards  
of Availability with RAID 6” By Linus Wong (Adaptec)

2. HOT OPPORTUNITIES: CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES
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.

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

February 27, 2006 Network World “Adaptec Rolls Out Storage For SMBs” By  
Deni Connor
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/022706-adaptec.html

February 8, 2006 SearchStorage.com “What’s On Deck For Storage” By Arun  
Taneja
http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/tip/ 
1,289483,sid5_gci1164748,00.html?track=NL-52&ad=542544



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SCSI On The Road
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1. STA MEETINGS

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

* * *  March 7 & 8, 2006  * * *

Come enjoy the amenities & special events at the first T10 / STA  
meeting hosted by the STA.

GOLFERS: Over 26 courses on the island, contact  
Kristyn_Walker at hilton.com directly with your foursome for reservations  
& discount at these top courses.

Hilton Oceanfront Resort
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Tel.: 843-842-8000
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS
Group Name:  SCS
Room Rate: $154 plus tax

Cut-off Date: Date has passed.	

Meeting Schedule (all times local EST):
Tuesday, March 7: 1 – 5 PM EST: Marcom Meeting*
Tues., March 7, Following Marcom Mtg.: Board Meeting

Starting at 7 PM on TUESDAY NIGHT: STA is hosting a Special South  
Carolina Low Country Boil with live entertainment by reggae band  
Jamaica Sensation!

Wed. March 8, 9 AM – 1 PM EST: Member Meeting & Lunch
Wed. March 8, 1 to 2:30 PM EST: SAS Plugfest Meeting: For NDA Signers  
Only! Reminder & call-in will go to plugfest reflector. If you would  
like to participate in this meeting, you need to turn in your NDA.

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

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

Features at this Resort include:
-	Ocean Tides Spa
-	Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center (Top 10 in US)
-	Deep-sea fishing, parasailing, bicycle rentals
-	Gourmet seafood restaurant
-	Gorgeous, ocean-side pool


Next Plugfest team call
These planning calls are for NDA-signers only. Please see next section  
on SAS Plugfest for downloading your NDA if you haven’t already.

NOTE: This call is in conjunction with our face-to-face meeting.
Date: Wed., March 8, 2006
Time: 1 – 2:30 AM EST (10 – 11:30 AM PST)
Call-in Info Has gone via email to the plugfest reflector.

Next STA Marcom call
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Time: 10 – 11 AM pacific time
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288

NOTE: We do have call-in option for our face-to-face meeting next week,  
please see the above section on “STA Meetings – Face-to-Face” for more  
details.

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, April 11, 2006
Time: 10 AM pacific time
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781-407-0288

 
2. SAS Plugfests
The Sixth and Next SAS Plugfest week has been set: Week of April 24,  
2006 at UNH-IOL. Planning is already well underway!

The NDA is now up on the STA website at:   
http://www.scsita.org/news_events/plugfests/SAS_Plugfest_NDA.pdf.  
Please get this faxed in to 415-561-6120 (this number is also written  
on the NDA itself) ASAP.

For fees, details & to register, go to:  
http://www.scsita.org/news_events/plugfests/plugfest_reg.html

Sponsorship for our Plugfest Reception is again open to Plugfest  
Participating Companies! If you are interested, see details on the  
above registration page & indicate such on your registration form.

Please email the committee chair, Mike Fitzpatrick, at  
mfitzpatrick at us.fujitsu.com for more information.


3. Intel Developer Forum – IDF Spring 2006
STA again has a kiosk at IDF spring, as well as a cooperative marketing  
agreement with the IDF management. Four companies are participating in  
the cooperative booth, including: Adaptec, Hitachi GST, LSI Logic and  
Maxtor.

Here are the event details:
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Intel Developers Forum
STA Booth #137
March 7 – 9, 2006
Moscone Center West, San Francisco
http://www.intel.com/idf/us/spring2006/
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STA has negotiated discounted rates for our membership. Register at  
https://www21.cplan.com/pls/pg_intel/c125_reg_entry.idfa_spring_sys.   
To get your STA discounted rate, enter Priority Code: SGTSTA


4. Storage World Conferences
STA  again has negotiated a partnership with SWC. This year, in  
addition to their summer event, they are hosting an east coast fall  
SWC. Details are below.

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Storage World Conferences
June 20 – 22, 2006
Long Beach, CA

September 19 – 21, 2006
Boston, MA
www.storageworldconference.com
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Storage World Conference (SWC) 2006, Long Beach, CA, June 20-22 and  
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



5. 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:
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Byte & Switch StoragePlus 2006
September 12-13, 2006
Burlingame, CA
http://www.byteandswitch.com/document.asp?doc_id=85837
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Please note these conference dates conflict with the T10/STA meetings  
in September.


6. Bell Microproducts Serial Technology Roadshows
Bell Micro will again be hosting seminars focused on serial technology,  
including speakers on SAS and SATA. They have invited STA to submit  
speaker proposals for their four events from May through September  
2006.

Paid sponsorship opportunities have been again be offered from Bell  
Micro to STA members. If you missed this email and would like more  
info, please email alice at scsita.org.



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SCSI On The Web
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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:

http://www.scsita.org/secure/marketing/download.html

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  
innovations
* 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:

http://www.scsita.org/secure/Stats/2006/January/EXECUTIVE.HTM

to see January 2006 statistics.

Or, go to http://www.scsita.org/secure to select by month from the past  
year.



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

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