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Published: 16 Oct 2012

It has taken me a while, but I've finally figured it all out. The words that follow will enlighten you as to exactly why and how the iSCSI rollout will finally happen. And because I'm rarely wrong on such heady matters, (note: limited sarcasm) you can take this to the bank. But first, what was the big hold up? Alas, the various factions took six months longer than they should have. They still smoked the Fibre Channel (FC) standards efforts any way you slice it. Here's where we are in networked storage: FC block storage networks kicks butt and rules the data center. So what's the next step? I'm glad you asked. The next step is to look in the mirror and face facts, dude. You nailed the data center and that's cool, but have you noticed the mess outside the glass room? You know what I'm talking about--it's those 2500 tier two, three, or four servers that each have 100GB of disk in them that cause all the real management stress. Maybe you only paid $3,800 bucks for each of those machine that run SQL Server, Exchange, Notes and act as CIFS/NFS servers doling out ... Access >>>

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