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  • HBAs go virtual

    N_Port ID Virtualization, a new HBA feature, lets you assign different WWNs to each virtual server and determine which applications run on specific hardware and even when they run.Tech Report

  • How to compare Fibre Channel (FC) and SCSI

    Storage expert Greg Schulz offers advice on how to compare Fibre Channel (FC) and SCSI technology. 

  • Multipath I/O: Guarantee redundancy during HBA failure (almost!)

    Microsoft's Multipath I/O (MPIO) is designed to mitigate the effects of a HBA failure, by providing an alternate data path between devices. Learn why MPIO doesn't completely eliminate the possibility of problems if an HBA fails and what you can do en... 

  • Production databases find a home on IP SANs

    Dow Chemical will be cutting costs with a NetApp system; AirClic goes with EqualLogic's newest SAS array after evaluating both NetApp and EMC. 

  • IP storage: Five tips in five minutes readers frequently ask questions about IP storage. This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries. 

  • ISCSI gains strength from servers

    More powerful servers are helping ease some performance concerns for users considering IP SANs, but others say they still want to see more improvement. 

  • ISCSI gets a boost from InfiniBand

    The speedy InfiniBand protocol has already gained popularity in some bleeding-edge storage systems; a new spec will now standardize connection to iSCSI storage. 

  • Multipath I/O and failover: The differences

    Storage expert Rick Cook discusses the major differences between failover and multipath I/O and clears up common misconceptions about each. 

  • ISCSI vs. Fibre Channel SAN quiz

    The war is waging -- so say some storage professionals. What's your IQ when it comes to iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN protocols? Take our iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel SAN quiz and find out. 

  • ISCSI network configuration, design and optimization

    It's a must to consider more than just cabling when designing an iSCSI-based storage network. Learn to look at the bigger picture when configuring or optimizing an iSCSI-based storage network.