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Alex Barrett, Trends Editor, Storage Magazine Published: 17 Oct 2012

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine in the August issue. For more articles of this type, please visit www.storagemagazine.com. Microsoft isn't the only operating system vendor that will support iSCSI -- Unix vendors are also getting into the act. The Redmond giant was the first operating system vendor to ship an iSCSI initiator, but recently Novell and some Linux distributions include iSCSI support, and many others are on the way. That's good, because according to John Joseph, vice president of marketing at Nashua, N.H.-based iSCSI storage vendor EqualLogic Inc., approximately 40% of its 100-plus customers connect its PeerStorage array to non-Windows platforms, including Solaris, Linux, Novell, as well as AIX and HP-UX. So far, most iSCSI initiators outside of Microsoft's have been developed by third parties such as Cisco, which makes the SN5400 family of iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel routers, resold by Hewlett-Packard Co. as the HP StorageWorks IP Storage Router 2122. Cisco, however, is "hoping other vendors take Microsoft's example, which will get ... Access >>>

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