Definition

Shared SAS

Shared serial-attached SCSI (SAS) is a method for attaching more than one server to a storage array with individual point-to-point or SAS switched connections.

A shared SAS array can be an alternative and potentially lower-cost type of shared storage than an iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC) or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage area network (SAN).  It can prove helpful to a company with limited storage requirements that wants to improve simplify storage management and improve system performance.

Related glossary terms: desktop NAS, cloud storage service
Contributor(s): Carol Sliwa
This was last updated in February 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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