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Vol. 3 No. 5 July 2004

Aiming for iSCSI targets

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine in their June issue. For more articles of this type, please visit www.storagemagazine.com. What you will learn from this tip: How iSCSI target software for generic servers will give vendors and users alike more storage options to choose from. If you're tired of waiting for hardware vendors to come out with iSCSI arrays, you can always build your own. In the year since Microsoft announced its client-side iSCSI initiator, it has qualified approximately more than a dozen iSCSI targets, not counting NetApp's product line. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either. However, several software vendors have recently announced iSCSI target software for generic servers, which may result in more iSCSI storage to choose from -- soon. iSCSI target software players include FalconStor, which storage folks know as a storage virtualization pioneer, with its iSCSI Storage Server; StringBean Software with WinTarget; and Wasabi Systems with Storage Builder for iSCSI Appliances. Both the ...

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Features in this issue

  • Technology Report: WORM Tape

    WORM tape is increasingly being used for long-term archival purposes. Why? Because it's cheap, portable and satisfies today's demanding regulations.

  • First Look: Copan Systems Revolution 200T

    by  Lawrence Didsbury

    Can the Revolution 200T, which uses a new technology called MAID, straighten up your messy backup situation?

  • Tune down costs

    by  Marc Farley

    To save money and get the best performance, match the right type of storage with the application it's best suited for. We list several practical ways to optimize your storage.

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