Though for years Fibre Channel (FC) arrays have been the data transmission technology of choice for storage area networks (SANs), many shops are beginning to turn to iSCSI storage systems -- a less expensive data transmission option. From cost to speed and performance, iSCSI and FC are both competing for the SAN market, and our SAN tutorial offers a side-by-side comparison to help you determine which is the right technology for your customer.
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iSCSI vs. FC face-off
iSCSI technical advice
FC technical advice
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Is iSCSI really cheaper than FC? It depends on how you plan to implement your iSCSI solution. Our expert spells out the differences.
Does a iSCSI storage system or Fibre Channel array make more sense for you to recommend to your customers? The answer hinges on network design, traffic and other competing factors that you may be able to help optimize with good advice and support.
Here are some differences to keep in mind when choosing a SAN data transmission protocol for an SMB.
iSCSI storage system SANs present a real challenge to the Fibre Channel array SAN market. Use this side-by-side comparison to determine which technology is best for your customer's company.
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Do you want to be able to anticipate your customer's questions? This supplemental iSCSI storage system guide has the answers to 10 of the questions your customers have been asking about iSCSI.
If one of your clients has made the switch or is thinking about making the switch to an iSCSI storage system, there are some things that you have to know. Expert Brian Peterson offers the advice you need to get started.
iSCSI storage systems are constantly being hyped as a new technology that can save money for both you and the companies you work with and support. Check out these connectivity and manpower issues that will let you keep a little extra money in your pocket.
With all the hype surrounding iSCSI, Peterson still recommends you keep in mind these six caveats.
SearchStorage.com has put together the top 5 iSCSI tips their readers identified in 2006. This compilation of technical advice will allow you to find out what your customers are most interested in without having to ask.
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This conversation with the chairman of the Fibre Channel Industry Association discusses the future of FC and lays out the trends that you can be expecting in the coming months.
Are you familiar with the pros and cons of FCIP and iFCP? Both can be used to route FC data over IP networks, but which is more easily implemented and which one reduces overall availability?
An educational guide can be your best friend when you're looking for information to support Fibre Channel arrays. This compilation of FC technical advice is a valuable educational guide that you can refer back to when faced with tough questions about the technology.