Storage ISCSI and SAN interconnections:
ISCSI and SAN interconnections
SAN data has traditionally existed as its own "island" of Fibre Channel technology -- accessible only to applications through the data center. But the need to implement business continuity and disaster recovery plans has forced data centers to connect Fibre Channel SANs across the wide area network (WAN). The broad adoption of SoIP technologies, such as iSCSI, has further enhanced this connectivity. A storage manager creates an Ethernet storage fabric by using existing network hardware and tools to create an Ethernet storage fabric that can easily transfer iSCSI SAN data across TCP/IP-based networks, including the Internet. This chapter examines the basic schemes used to connect SANs over a distance.
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Learning Guide - The need to implement business continuity and disaster recovery plans is forcing data centers to connect Fibre Channel SANs across the wide area network (WAN). This article looks at the basic schemes used to connect SANs over a distance.