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iSCSI: Are We There Yet?
This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 3 May 2004 issue of Storage magazine
What is it that storage buyers want? According to new research by IDC, users want low-cost, high-capacity arrays and ... iSCSI. Unfortunately, "the main system vendors have not stepped up to the plate yet," says Rick Villars, vice president of storage systems research at IDC. That was evident at last month's Storage Networking World conference in Phoenix, AZ, where the only new vendors to join the iSCSI club were Snap Appliance, with its Snap Server 15000 that does both block and file, and American Megatrends (AMI) which demonstrated its StorTrends iTX iSCSI storage appliance. Several vendors have iSCSI in the works--Infotrend, Nexsan and Procom, for example--but progress on iSCSI targets has been held back by component delays, says Tom Bayens, director of marketing at Infotrend. Existing iSCSI vendors, meanwhile, seemed to lay low. Bill Wuertz, a senior vice president and general manager at LSI Logic, which makes an iSCSI host bus adapters (HBAs), admits that "iSCSI has been struggling to emerge," and that new small-to-medium ...
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