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iSCSI Products Flood Market
This article is part of the Vol. 1 No. 8 October 2002 issue of Storage magazine
Ratification of the iSCSI specification is a foregone conclusion - finally. Last month, the IETF's IP Storage working group announced that the iSCSI spec had made it through last call and will now be pushed through the approval process. This means vendors can begin shipping products based on the final iSCSI spec. Enterprise Storage Group senior analyst Steve Duplessie expects companies such as IBM and LSI Logic, "followed by all the others," to "announce iSCSI target devices by the end of the year most likely." To a certain extent, that's starting to happen. Nexsan, which is making a name for itself selling inexpensive ATA-based disk subsystems for mirroring and disaster recovery, entered into a partnership with StoneFly Networks to create the Veriture iP, an iSCSI virtualization appliance that combines Nexsan's ATAboy array, with StoneFly's Storage Concentrator, an iSCSI storage router and bridge. Newcomer Okapi Software burst onto the storage scene this summer with its iSC110/220 disk appliance. Based on a generic Gateway 1U ...
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