Timely and comprehensive data protection is one of the greatest challenges for any organization, and one of the latest technology pushes to address those data protection issues is IP storage. Proponents of IP-based storage tout benefits they say will increase storage area network (SAN) adoption in all shops -- a feat that could not be achieved by its Fibre Channel counterpart. This fast guide answers questions like why and where to implement iSCSI storage, and presents some IP storage service opportunities you could be using to help boost that SAN adoption trend.
IP storage 101
- IP storage definition
IP storage is a general term for several approaches to using the Internet Prototol (IP) in a storage area network (SAN) usually over Gigabit Ethernet.
- IP storage networking expands remote data replication
IP holds many storage networking benefits over Fibre Channel, as you'll see in this book excerpt from IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core.
- IP storage data replication technology
Learn why and how to transfer block-mode storage data beyond a metropolitan area in this book excerpt from IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core.
IP storage services to offer
- IP storage -- growth opportunity for VARs?
VARs and systems integrators seeking ways to add value to technologies like Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and disk storage, which are seen as commodity based, the solution is right in front of you: IP storage.
- Sizing link bandwidth for long-distance storage networking applications
Decide which type of data mirroring to use in a customer's environment and learn how to size link bandwidth in this excerpt from IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core.
- Network latency effects on application performance
Learn how to use IP storage to troubleshoot storage networking network performance limitations in this excerpt from IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core.
- TCP effects on application performance
While TCP computational intensity limitations have been overcome, another limitation -- flow control -- may cause network performance problems. Get help troubleshooting flow control issues in this excerpt from IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core
- IP storage: Five tips in five minutes
SearchStorage.com readers frequently ask questions about IP storage. This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries.