[STA Members] SAS Digest - March 2009

Alice Tate alice at scsita.org
Mon Mar 16 17:20:53 PDT 2009

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March 2009 - STA Member Newsletter
STA Calls & Meetings

Next STA Face-to-Face Meeting
March 17 & 18, 2009
Embassy Suites/OKC
1815 S. Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: +1-(405) 682-6000
Group Name: FUJ Group ID: 315938
Room Rate: $199
Cut-off Date: Passed (Mar. 4)

To download mtg PDF, click here.
Meeting Schedule (all times local / CDT):

Tuesday, March 17:
1 - 5 PM: Marcom Meeting
Call-In Option for Marcom Meeting:
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781 407 0288
5 PM: STA Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 18:
9 AM - 11 AM: Member Meeting
11 AM to 12 noon: Plugfest meeting
(No NDA necessary)
Next STA Marcom Call
Date: Wednesday, April 22
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.

Next Serial Storage Wire Team Call
If you want to be involved with the SSW project, please email Lea at  
pointpr at msn.com. Lea will send out call details & agenda before the  

The call is scheduled for:
Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 10 AM pacific time
Tel.: 1-877-213-4847
Passcode: 781-407-0288
SAS On the Road

Creative Storage 2009
STA is partnering with Creative Storage to offer member benefits.  
Event details are:

Creative Storage
April 19, 2009
Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas

The 2009 Creative Storage conference would like to invite STA member  
reps to use the special code 1233709504 when registering at http:// 
www.creativestorage.org/2009Register.htm to get $50 off the admission  
fee. "Digital Storage— Enabling New Content Markets for Uncertain  
Times." Come to the one-day Creative Storage Conference to make  
valuable connections and to participate in the latest trends and  
requirements for digital storage to serve creative minds and create  
new and growing markets.

2009 Conference Program

5 Sessions Spread Over the Day Cover:
Storage For Capturing Content
Storage for Content Editing and Post Production
Content Delivery and Digital Storage
Content Archiving and New Roles and Models for Physical Distribution
Entertainment and Media Users Session
SAS In The News
Recent Press Activity
On March 10, STA alerted the media that the "SCSI Trade Association  
Will Exhibit at FOSE, March 10-12, in Washington DC" Click here to  
read the full media alert.
On February 17, STA announced that the "SCSI Trade Association  
Announces 2009 Board of Directors" Click here to read the full release.

This press release resulted in coverage in several publications:

February 20, 2009 Storage Newsletter.com
"2009 Board of SCSI Trade Association"

February 18, 2009 ThomasNet
"SCSI Trade Association announces 2009 Board of Directors."

February 18, 2009 Data Storage Connection
"SCSI Trade Association Announces 2009 Board Of Directors"

February 17, 2009 Market Watch
"SCSI Trade Association Announces 2009 Board of Directors". This  
article includes STA's logo.

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

March 2009 InfoStor
Is 2009 the year of unified fabrics?
By Kevin Komiega

February 13, 2009 IT Wire (Australia)
"SAS in Australia has “solid year” in 2008, with software licence  
revenue growing "

February 4, 2009 SearchStorage.com
"NetApp founder discusses Flash, SAS, cloud storage"
By Beth Pariseau

January 29, 2009 SearchStorage.com
"Focus on storage efficiency grows as budgets shrink"
By Beth Pariseau
Member Benefits
If your company is going to a show or hosting a SAS seminar, and  
would like STA-produced materials to supplement your educational  
efforts, please email Alice at scsita.org for:

SAS Posters!
SAS Integrators Guides!
SAS brochures!

Please let me know amount, shipping address, ship-by date, shipping  
method & company shipping account information.

Note that you can also download many of these files and PowerPoint  
presentations in editable format at: http://www.scsita.org/secure/ 
marketing/download.html. You will need your User ID & password to  
access this page. If you don't see what you are looking for here,  
please let me know.

  Any comments on the SAS DIGEST, please contact Alice Tate at  
Alice at scsita.org  
SAS On The Web
6Gb/s SAS Resources Online
Go to the STA website for:

6Gb/s SAS logos
6Gb/s White Papers
6Gb/s Presentations
SAS Definitions
And More!

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.org to sign  
up for the newsletter!

Click here 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 msn.com.

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.

SCSI Product List - Update your SAS Products!
One of the most popular webpages on the STA site is the SCSI Product  
List. Don't forget to keep your products updated, especially as your  
new SAS products are launched, on the site. The next issue of Serial  
Storage Wire coming out will focus on products and drive even more  
people to that SCSI Product List. To submit product, go to:

http://www.scsita.org/products/submission.html You will need your  
Member ID & password.

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