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IP SANs Prove Their Worth
IT managers are drawn to IP storage area networks because of the undeniably lower acquisition costs of IP SANs in comparison to traditional Fibre Channel (FC) SANs. But how do ownership costs and performance of the two architectures compare? IT executives must consider the idiosyncrasies of IP SAN technology in order to capture full returns from the investment.[Executive Summary]
Storage Area Networks Support Consolidation
Storage areas networks are rapidly increasing in numbers in organizations both large and small. A major reason for SAN popularity is their history of providing positive economic results. Storage consolidation using SANs pays off by reducing the administrative and maintenance effort necessary to support pools of network attached storage devices or other types of distributed storage. Click here to purchase. - $150 (USD)
Standardization Boosts iSCSI Economic Potential (2Q03)
The advent of the Internet SCSI standard holds the potential for reducing cost of ownership of SANs. The iSCSI standard marries IP, SCSI, and Gigabit Ethernet technologies to provide a high-speed data path that removes many of the bottlenecks of traditional TCP/IP data transfers. Even though SANs are relatively new technology, they have become widely used. The 2003 Computer Economics Information Systems Spending survey indicates that half of IT sites either are using or implementing SANs.