Managing Access Control through SAS Zoning

Managing Access Control through SAS Zoning

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is gaining popularity in small SAN environments. With this rise in popularity comes the need to segregate and manage device traffic in a similar way to what is already done in larger Fibre Channel networks by using zones. This strategy enables IT administrators to create much more flexible, scalable and efficient server networks that meet their business needs.

This white paper explores how SAS zoning can meet these zoning and access control needs and provides an overview of SAS zoning operation and implementation. Download this white paper to discover all of the management benefits that SAS zoning delivers, including:

  • Functionality for traffic segregation
  • Resource flexibility
  • Controlled resource sharing
  • Topology control
  • Protection against unauthorized access


Tim Symons Principal Engineer and Storage Architect, PMC-Sierra, Inc. Tim Symons is a Principal Engineer and Storage architect at PMC-Sierra. Prior to joining PMCSierra, Mr. Symons was a Storage Systems Architect and Technologist with Adaptec Inc. (formerly Eurologic Systems). Mr. Symons has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth, UK.
Heng Liao Principal Engineer, Product Research Heng Liao is a Principal Engineer and the chief architect for PMC's SAS Expander Products in the Enterprise Storage Product Division (ESD).

Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, Dr. Liao was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and studied various parallel processor architecture and compiler techniques.

Dr. Liao has over 8 years of experience in the storage and communication IC industry and has worked in various design roles. Dr. Liao holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Liao has over 18 US and international patents pending or awarded in the field of communication systems, switching techniques, micro-architectures, and storage systems.
Rachelle Trent Product Marketing Manager, PMC-Sierra, Inc. Rachelle Trent is a Product Marketing Manager for PMC-Sierra's Enterprise and Storage Division. She currently manages the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products for server storage system applications. Formerly, Ms. Trent managed PMC-Sierra's high-speed SERDES product line. Prior to her marketing roles, she was a Mixed Signal Design Engineer and was involved with designing high-speed analog interfaces.
PMC-Sierra, Inc.
06 Oct 2005
01 Sep 2005
25 Page(s)
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