10 Things You Should Know About iSCSI - It\s Not as Fast as Fibre Channel

 
 
By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2007-11-06 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Right now, one of the hottest trends in storage is iSCSI appliances. Companies are in a rush to announce new products, roll out iSCSI versions of older products or introduce products that somehow work with iSCSI even if they don't actually do storage. All
 
 
 
iSCSI isnt as fast as Fibre Channel unless youre using 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Fibre Channel runs at 4G bps, and is optimized for storage. Nearly all iSCSI implementations being sold today use Gigabit Ethernet, and you dont actually get the whole gigabit
10 Things You Should Know About iSCSI - It\s Not as Fast as Fibre Channel
 
 
 
 
 
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazineÔÇÖs Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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