Storage Smarts Answer #12: iSCSI

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

This storage networking technology developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) carries SCSI commands over IP networks to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances.
a. Fibre Channel over IP
b. Voice over IP
c. Internet Small Computer System Interface
d. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
e. beaming

Were you correct? This week's answer is:
c. Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)

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iSCSI is Internet SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), a new Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities, developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, iSCSI is used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances. The iSCSI protocol is among the key technologies expected to help bring about rapid development of the storage area network (SAN) market, by increasing the capabilities and performance of storage data transmission. Because of the ubiquity of IP networks, iSCSI can be used to transmit data over local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), or the Internet and can enable location-independent data storage and retrieval.



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This was first published in May 2002

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