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Choose your storage network protocol

Compare characteristics of common storage network protocols, such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel, FCoE, NFS, SMB/CIFS, HTTP and NVMe-oF, to decide which one is best suited to your needs.


Vast Data: All-flash acceleration with LightSpeed

Vast Data LightSpeed combines bulk QLC SSD storage with Intel Optane acceleration. The system supports Nvidia beta technology allowing writes from storage to GPU.


Red Hat revs up OpenShift storage for AI, hybrid cloud

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (OCS) now part of IBM Spectrum Discover catalog and focuses on bringing containers into production infrastructure.


Managed SAN services aim to ease storage chores

Offloading SAN management to an MSP partner could free IT admins from an infrastructure component that sometimes gets short shrift among other data center priorities.

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    FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)

    FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is a storage protocol that enable Fibre Channel (FC) communications to run directly over Ethernet.

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    Fibre Channel switch (FC switch)

    A Fibre Channel switch is a networking device that is compatible with the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol and designed for use in a dedicated storage area network (SAN).

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    SATA, SAS and NVMe SSD speeds: What you need to know

    The non-volatile memory express protocol is tailor-made to make SSDs fast. Get up to speed on NVMe performance and how it compares to the SATA and SAS interfaces.

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