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  • Good match: iSCSI and vSphere

    To realize the full benefits of vSphere, you need networked storage. And when it comes to virtualized servers, iSCSI is viewed as the top choice over Fibre Channel. 

  • iSCSI: Ready for prime time?

    "Installing iSCSI was absolutely a no-brainer," says Dave DePillis at Allied Cash Advance, which has been using an iSCSI SAN for two years. Also, learn how clustered storage offers performance and scalability, and how recovering just Exchange data is... 

  • block storage

    Block storage is a type of data storage typically used in storage-area network (SAN) environments where data is stored in volumes, also referred to as blocks. 

  • VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnect)

    Very High Density Cable Interconnect (VHDCI) is a compact 68-contact multipurpose connection type. VHDCI is optimized for applications that require high-performance but have space limitations. The technology is most commonly used in SCSI-3 hard drive... 

  • SCSI controller (Small Computer System Interface controller)

    A SCSI controller, also called a host bus adapter (HBA), is a card or chip that allows a SCSI storage device to communicate with the operating system across a SCSI bus. 

  • LUN zoning

    LUN zoning is a method of configuring SAN fabric to match logical unit numbers (LUNs) to the proper servers. As a rule, end devices such as hosts can only see and access storage within their zone. Limiting access in this way improves security and all... 

  • LUN masking

    LUN masking is a further constraint added to zoning, subdividing access to the port so that only LUNs authorized to access a specific server can access the corresponding port. 

  • iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface)

    iSCSI is Internet SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities, developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)... (Continued) 

  • storage area network (SAN)

    A storage area network (SAN) is a high-speed special-purpose network (or subnetwork) that interconnects different kinds of data storage devices with associated data servers on behalf of a larger network of users. 

  • IP storage

    IP storage is a general term for several approaches to using the Internet Protocol (IP) in a storage area network (SAN) usually over Gigabit Ethernet. 

  • iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol)

    iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) is an emerging standard for extending Fibre Channel storage networks across the Internet. 

  • IPI (Intelligent Peripheral Interface)

    IPI (Intelligent Peripheral Interface) is a high-bandwidth interface between a computer and a hard disk or a tape device. 

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About ISCSI SAN

ISCSI SANs carry SCSI commands and storage traffic over existing IP networks, which translates to lower cost, easier maintenance and simpler management -- not to mention giving Fibre Channel SANs tougher competition. Find the latest news and resources on this popular SAN topic.