10 Things You Should Know About iSCSI - It May Not Save You Money

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2007-11-06 Print this article Print
10 Things You Should Know About iSCSI - It May Not Save You Money
iSCSI is cheaper than Fibre Channel, perhaps a lot cheaper. But even under ideal circumstances, youll need four iSCSI connections for every Fibre Channel connection, unless youre using 10G Ethernet. And, of course, 10G Ethernet is really expensive, too.
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
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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