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Published: 16 Oct 2012

After years of listening to iSCSI hype, some IT professionals are embracing a new generation of IP-based storage subsystems, a group that includes the PeerStorage Array 100E, an iSCSI array from Nashua, NH-based EqualLogic. George Kajos, vice president of engineering at Broadbus, a Boxborough, MA-based startup, chose the EqualLogic array as the storage component for the company's streaming video server "first and foremost, because its an iSCSI device," Kajos says, with "the flexibility of running TCP/IP over GigE." Kajos also liked the array's RAID 5 support and easy expansion. RAID 5 provides data protection without having to mirror the data. In a world where a single movie takes up multiple gigabytes, "mirroring is not a great word," Kajos says. And to add capacity, all you do is plug another array into the cluster. In contrast, with the current generation of video servers, if you want to expand your storage, you "take down the whole array," Kajos explains. Similarly, iSCSI sealed the PeerStorage Array's spot at a large financial firm recently, says one of... Access >>>

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    • Early Adopters Unequivocally Up About iSCSI Arrays

      After years of listening to iSCSI hype, some IT professionals are embracing a new generation of IP-based storage subsystems, a group that includes the PeerStorage Array 100E, an iSCSI array from Nashua, NH-based EqualLogic.

    • SRM Vendors Set Sights on Secondary Storage

      Storage resource management (SRM) has become a standard offering for primary storage from all of the major SAN management vendors. Now, a number of startups and established backup software makers have taken the features of SRM and aimed them at secondary storage.

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    • Diagnostic Tool Shines Light on SDLT

      Quantum is shipping a suite of drive and media diagnostic tools that the company says will help IT managers more easily manage their tape resources.

    • Intelligent Switches To Get Common API

      Smart switches to be standardized

    • Can tools streamline provisioning?

      Virtualization was last year's buzz word, and it looks like provisioning may be this year's. We dissect what these tools actually do and how to choose which ones that are likely to actually be useful in your environment.

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      Organizations trying to consolidate storage often find themselves creating SAN islands that perpetuate traditional stovepipes. Does this solve the problem?

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