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Why a NAS gateway?

What would be the primary reason to attach a gateway to an existing SAN?
The primary reason is to utilize the SAN storage resources for the block storage used by the NAS controller function. This is normally driven by the economics of consolidating file servers for administration purposes.

Randy Kerns

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SD 2004 preview: iSCSI's early adopters

At the Storage Decisions conference this April, Randy Kerns, a senior partner with the Evaluator Group Inc., will moderate a panel discussion on iSCSI, the IP storage standard that promises low-cost storage networks. The panelists will include some brave souls who were among the first end users to adopt iSCSI technology.

In this interview, Kerns shares some common misconceptions about iSCSI, describes how the technology might change the price of Fibre Channel SANs, and explains what users can expect from his discussion at Storage Decisions.

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