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Vol. 1 No. 10 December 2002

Snapshot: Deploying IP storage technology

1. Will you deploy IP storage technology? 2. If so, when? 3. If not, why? IP storage seems to have a good bit of credibility amongst Storage magazine readers. Most readers (57%) say they will deploy some form of IP storage technology-the majority of which (58%) have either already done so-or will within the next year. As one reader puts it, "iSCSI seems to be a nice compromise between SAN block-level file access and simplicity of management of a NAS." Furthermore, "SANs are too proprietary and too costly for what you get, considering that Gigabit Ethernet is so fast and so cheap." But IP storage isn't without its detractors. The 43% of you that have no plans to put IP storage in their environments have a long list of reasons to avoid it-existing storage infrastructures, for one, but also an aversion to new technologies, insufficient knowledge, funds and security concerns.

Features in this issue

  • CTRC Mirrors with iSCSI

    The Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio has aggressive uptime goals for IT resources at its two facilities.

  • IBM Demos Storage Tank

    Big Blue's new Autonomic Computing Organization is working on technologies that will reduce the human costs of running complex computing and storage systems.

  • SNIA Relaunches Supported Solutions Forum

    Eighteen months ago, the Storage Networking Industry Association announced the formation of the Supported Solutions Forum.

Columns in this issue

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