IP storage switches and routers

Storage IP storage switches and routers:

IP storage switches and routers

Choosing an IP storage switch or router will have a profound impact on your IP storage implementation. While the actual product list is relatively small -- dominated by well-established communication vendors -- the choice of an IP switch or router demands careful consideration of issues including port speed, segmentation, interoperability, security, and application compatibility. This segment will first focus on specific considerations for IP storage switches and routers. After that, you'll also find a series of specifications to help make on-the-spot product comparisons between vendors.

IP storage switch and router purchase considerations:

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  • Purchasing IP storage switch and router technology

    Buying Guide -  IP network (e.g., Ethernet) technology and components are inexpensive and readily available; offering ubiquitous deployment from the SOHO to the largest corporate user LAN. By supporting SCSI storage commands across the IP network, organizations of all...

IP storage switch and router related information:

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  • ISCSI SANs: How to alleviate the congestion

    Tip -  Careful configuration of an iSCSI SAN will usually preclude most problems. But for slow network performance, adapter and switch settings can help speed things up.

  • Integrating iSCSI and FC storage

    From Storage magaz -  Mixing iSCSI with Fibre Channel (FC) allows you to make more efficient use of installed storage capacity, but marrying the two protocols isn't without its challenges. Bringing iSCSI into existing FC SANs raises integration issues and leads to a somewhat...

  • Top 5 iSCSI tips 2006

    Tip -  Here are the top five iSCSI tip of 2006, based on readers' interest, covering such topics as iSCSI vs. FC, iSCSI security, and iSCSI SAN options.


IP storage switch and router specifications:

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  • IP storage switch and routers: Product snapshots

    Buying Guide -  IP storage networks have emerged as a versatile and inexpensive alternative to traditional Fibre Channel SANs, and IP SAN deployments -- primarily iSCSI -- are appearing in businesses of all sizes. iSCSI offers good speed and reliability, and can...