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  • FCIP vs. iFCP quiz

    Are you familiar with the pros and cons of FCIP and iFCP? Both can be used to route FC data over IP networks, but which is more easily implemented and which one reduces overall availability? Every protocol has its ups and downs so take our quick FCIP... 

  • Battle brews between iSCSI and FC

    Most cost-conscious storage managers are looking into the merits of iSCSI. In this Q&A, Brian Garrett, analyst with ESG, clears up the confusion over iSCSI vs. FC. 

  • ISCSI vs. FC performance: A closer look

    Think that FC is faster than iSCSI? Vice versa? Storage expert Tony Asaro explains why the real answer may surprise you. 

  • 4 Gb Fibre Channel arrives -- but do you need it?

    In the past 12 months, nearly every SAN manufacturer has announced or introduced 4 Gb SAN components. But the move to 4 Gb SANs may be more a product of vendor push than user pull. 

  • User finds FC file system performance at NAS price

    Geological survey firm PGS found that a proprietary file system on clustered hardware from Panasas cut costs while boosting performance. 

  • ISCSI vs. FC performance: A closer look

    Think that FC is faster than iSCSI? Vice versa? Storage expert Tony Asaro explains why the real answer may surprise you. 

  • Why do HBAs in a SAN have same base?

    Storage expert Chris Poelker outlines WWN basics in order to answer the question: "Why do HBAs in a SAN have same base?" 

  • Separate or combine tiers in SAN?

    Storage expert Brad O'Neill discusses setting up tiered storage with a SAN. 

  • How to minimize I/O latency

    Storage expert Greg Schulz details how to minimize the latency between a server and a storage device. 

  • Preparing an acceptance document for an FC SAN

    Preparing an acceptance document for the installation of a FC SAN can help ensure that the installation is fully implemented and all the features are enabled and available as per the vendor specification.