Think you know IP storage? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up. Are you an IP storage moppet or master? Either way, challenge your co-workers to an IP storage showdown.

1. This is an Internet protocol-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
What is it?

2. This is the method by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each computer on the Internet has at least one address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet.
What is it?

3. This is a LAN transmission standard that provides a data rate of 100 Mbps (referred to as 100BASE-T).
What is it?

4. In a telecommunications network, this device channels incoming data from any multiple input port to the specific output port that will take the data toward its intended destination.
What is it?

5. This is described as a "disruptive" technology that offers a more efficient and less expensive approach to moving data on backbone connections between networks while also providing a consistent technology end to end.
What is it?

6. In packet-switched networks, such as the Internet, this is a device or, in some cases, software in a computer that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination.
What is it?

7. This is a computer program that provides services to other computer programs -- and its users -- in the same or other computers.
What is it?

8. This is a standard for extending Fibre Channel storage networks across the Internet. It provides a means of passing data to and from Fibre Channel storage devices in a local storage area network (SAN).
What is it?

9. This is the most widely installed local area network technology. Specified in a standard, IEEE 802.3, which was originally developed by Xerox..
What is it?

10. This is a technology that is gaining popularity in high-speed Ethernet systems for the purpose of optimizing throughput. These components are incorporated into a printed circuit board.
What is it?

How did you score?
7-10 correct: You're an IP storage master
4-7 correct: You're getting there
1-3 correct: You're just an IP storage moppet

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This was first published in September 2007

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