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Working with FC
- SAN-in-a-box: Fibre Channel performance at iSCSI prices?
SAN kits for SMBs may provide a viable alternative to IP-based technologies ... provided that they can deliver FC performance at something approaching iSCSI ease-of-use.
- ISCSI bites into the price of Fibre Channel
In this interview, Randy Kerns, senior partner with the Evaluator Group shares some common misconceptions about iSCSI.
- Can cheap Fibre Channel HBAs stave off iSCSI
Fibre Channel SANs are everywhere in enterprise data centers, but complexity and price have kept them out of the small-to-medium-sized enterprise .
- Firm to offer low-cost iSCSI controller, HBAs
Moving storage with the iSCSI protocol has been heralded as easier and cheaper than constructing a Fibre Channel (FC) SAN. But is iSCSI as cheap as vendors claim, or does it come closer to a FC price tag than they would have you believe?
- Deals abound for high-end storage
Think high-end storage is out of your reach? Maybe not. Conversations with several storage buyers recently suggest that vendors are scrambling to give buyers the best possible deals.
- Where Fibre Channel is headed
The near future will see a lot of confusion in Fibre Channel bandwidth options, with 4, 8 and ultimately 10 GB coming on the market. At the same time, host bust adapter (HBA) prices are under pressure. Find out what's being done to improve HBA manageability and interoperability.
- The slow move toward faster Fibre
Hungry for faster Fibre Channel? Four Gbps will have to hold you for now.
- What's an intelligent switch
Check in with expert Greg Schulz and get the lowdown on intelligent switches.
- 4 GB – Ready or not, here it comes
Next year, 4Gb/sec Fibre Channel (FC) products will start to roll out. These products will double the performance of 2Gb/sec gear for the same price, although the earliest adopters will probably pay a small premium until the full economies of large-scale chip production kick in.