Potential Benefits of iSCSI
• Benefits of iSCSI ?
– Blends with FC to broaden SAN penetration throughout
– Connects FC Fabric to IP networks via iSCSI Gateway
– Same security benefits as other IP protocols – Good or Bad?
– Uses IP components for the entire SAN – in native iSCSI SAN
– No need to learn FC at all - easier migration from DAS to SAN
– Extends storage access over Global IP networks
– Growing cross industry support as adjunct to Fibre Channel
Benefits of iSCSI
• It broadens the scope of where we can offer Storage Area Network
solutions because iSCSI can run longer distance. It’s not bound by our
120km distance like point to point Fibre Channel would be.
• It leverages the same skill sets.
• It also connects to a lower cost infrastructure.
Our Ethernet and IP infrastructures are a lot cheaper than getting Fibre
Channel infrastructures with new switches and new cabling.
• We don’t have to go through retraining.