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Data Transit Corporation and Solution Technology offer Hands on Equipment Training Courses for SAS and SATA Storage Protocols

Students can now gain hands-on experience with SAS and SATA protocols

Storage World Conference, Long Beach, CA. (June 29, 2004) -- Data Transit Corporation, the leading supplier of SAS and SATA protocol analyzers has teamed up with Solution Technology, a pioneer in Storage Networking Protocol technical training classes. Solution Technology a long time provider of training for Storage Networking protocols including SCSI, Fibre Channel, TCP/IP and iSCSI will be developing its SAS and SATA classes around the Bus Doctor Analyzer and PacketMaker 2 test equipment. By utilizing Data Transit test equipment, the training classes will give students real world hands-on experience with SAS and SATA storage protocols.

"Working with Data Transit's analyzers and traffic generators enables us to provide training Solution that make it possible to learn storage protocols more rapidly," said David Deming, President of Solution Technology, "This makes the training experience much more effective and prepares our clients to be more productive in the work place."

Classes are developed and taught by Solution Technology instructors. The course material is modularized and suitable for all levels in a product/engineering team. SAS and SATA classes can last from 1 to 5 days depending upon learning objectives and hands-on requirements. Each day progressively deepens in its layered coverage of the protocol. The last day is a hands-on class that gives students a chance to work in depth with a protocol.

"We recognized Solution Technology as the leader in SAS/SATA training, and are proud to be able to work with them in making it easy to adopt these new technologies," said Dale Smith, Founder, President and CTO of Data Transit, "We are committed to providing not only the best protocol analysis equipment but professional protocol training for our customers."

The classes available today are specific to the SAS and SATA protocols. Class participants will have an entire day to use both a Data Transit Bus Doctor RX analyzer and PacketMaker 2 traffic generator. This combination will allow class participants to create bus traffic for a variety of devices, capture bus traffic and analyze data. The PacketMaker 2 will be used to create and modify frames at the low and high levels of the SAS/SATA protocol. The Bus Doctor RX analyzer will be used to trigger and capture all key bus events for further analysis.

In addition, a new SAS book written by David Deming includes detailed traces from the Data Transit Bus Analyzer product line. The classes are available already and the book will be available in August.

To register for classes or to get more information please visit


About Data Transit
Founded in 1990, Data Transit designs, manufactures and sells the Bus Doctor™ line of protocol analyzers and the new PacketMaker™ traffic generators. Data Transit has grown from a niche storage analysis product provider to be a major player in the test and measurement industry. The company's mission is to offer the best analysis tools for complex development environments such as network servers and storage area networks, SANs. Its Bus Doctor modular approach allows users to attach different bus pods to a single analyzer as needed. This unique methodology provides customers with a superior value proposition while giving them the advantage of using a single tool for multiple applications. The Bus Doctor is also differentiated from its competitors by its powerful triggering, large trace buffers and multiple-bus analysis capabilities with a single reference clock and cross triggering. Data Transit supports fifteen buses including Serial ATA, PCI Express, Serial Attached SCSI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, iSCSI, PCI, ATA/ATAPI, SCSI, USB and others.

About Solution Technology
Solution Technology is the leading provider of Storage Networking technology training. Since its formation in 1984, Solution Technology has focused exclusively on the design and presentation of seminars covering complex computer systems and technologies. Our documentation is unequaled in the Storage Networking community. Through its proven Scalable Education structure, Solution Technology is uniquely qualified to offer both public and on-site corporate training seminars worldwide. Solution Technology is headquartered in Ben Lomond, CA, with a European Office in the UK.

Solution Technology seminars are constantly updated to help Storage Networking professionals and engineers in an ever-changing marketplace. Solution Technology's active involvement in the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and the T11 Fibre Channel Standards Committee ensure Solution Technology's seminars are up-to-date and technically accurate. Current seminars include training on Fibre Channel, Storage Networking, SCSI, iSCSI, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), TCP/IP, and FICON.


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