thread apparent in almost all small to large storage
management solutions is the process of detaching storage
devices from servers and networking these storage resources
via a storage area network (SAN). The reasons for
"going networked" are basic - networked storage
systems are far easier to manage and maintain, the data is
simpler to replicate and protect, and the storage and data
can be more easily shared, expanded, and precisely allocated
to clients and their applications.
question facing most IT professionals isn’t whether
"to network - or not to network", the question is
"how to network?" Network and system
administrators are still coping with their everyday
challenges, and don’t want the decision they made on
"how to network" taking up more resources or
creating additional problems.
standard for networking storage is emerging to simplify the
task of building, managing and expanding a SAN. The IETF
committee and industry giants worked together to create the
new iSCSI standard storage protocol for building IP based
SANs. This new storage protocol resides on top of TCP / IP
over Ethernet. Ethernet switches and HBAs are common and,
when combined with iSCSI to build a SAN, provides small to
enterprise class computing environments with a simple, cost
effective, high performance, and feature rich architecture
for supporting almost any business application.
SANRAD develops and
provides products and technology for building SANs. All
SANRAD virtualization switch products provide protocol
bridging, storage routing, switching and virtualization
within a highly scalable architecture. The iSCSI V Switch
™ 3000 is a member of SANRAD’s Virtualization Switch
Family and is designed to build SANs based on the iSCSI
protocol running over Ethernet and supports fibre-channel,
iSCSI, or SCSI based storage systems.
The iSCSI V Switch™ 3000
is a network-centric storage management and virtualization
solution. It resides between Gb. Ethernet networked hosts
and diverse fibre-channel, iSCSI or SCSI storage systems
within a SAN. Installation requires no unique host agents or
additional special hardware. It provides a single,
easy-to-use storage connection and storage virtualization
platform for IT professionals responsible for administering
and providing small to enterprise class storage resources to
diverse hosts across a LAN, MAN, or WAN.
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