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Aiming for iSCSI targets
This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 5 July 2004 issue of Storage magazine
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 ...