When should a VAR recommend that a client invest in Fibre Channel instead of using iSCSI?
It is commonly understood that
makes sense in SMB environments with fairly simple external storage needs, or where an existing
Fibre Channel (FC) SAN
does not already exist. A Fibre Channel (FC) SAN becomes necessary when nothing else will do the job: For example, if the customer's capacity or performance needs to dictate a storage array that provides more bandwidth via FC than via iSCSI.
Dig Deeper on Primary and secondary storage
Streamlining data storage management through retention policies can ease the burden of regulation compliance and data management.
Responsible data management means keeping important on file while deleting obsolete information.
iSCSI SAN storage is still developing and iSCSI storage may encounter growing pains.