iSCSI - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21653 en Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-riverbed-brings-branch-office-storage-back-the-data-center-238461?source=rss_iscsi <p>Usually when someone talks about "collapsing" something, images of toppling towers, imploding buildings, tumbling bridges, and other destruction come to mind. But when IT organizations are able to collapse server and storage resources back to the data center by removing hardware and admin chores from remote offices, that's a good thing.</p> Data Center Networking Storage FibreChannel iSCSI Network Storage Wide Area Networking Data Center Networking Storage IDG Insider Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 238461 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-netgears-readydata-makes-splash-flash-237805?source=rss_iscsi <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="Netgear ReadyDATA 5200" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>Netgear's ReadyNAS appliances may be the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-4-nas-appliances-deliver-big-storage-cheap-236176">most polished entry-level NAS products</a> on the market.</p> Data Center Storage iSCSI Network-attached Storage Network Storage Solid State Drives Data Center Storage Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 237805 at http://www.infoworld.com Old NFS is the new darling in virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/old-nfs-the-new-darling-in-virtualization-228662?source=rss_iscsi <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virtualization_screen_hp.jpg" alt="Old NFS is the new darling in virtualization" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Some technologies work so well that they've become immortal -- not, perhaps, because they are perfect, but instead because newer technologies have not improved on their advantages enough to unseat them, even if they may make inroads.</p> Data Center Storage Virtualization Server Virtualization iSCSI Network Storage Data Center Storage Virtualization Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 228662 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: HP brings sizzle to Windows Storage Server http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-hp-brings-sizzle-windows-storage-server-213243?source=rss_iscsi <div id="tc-edit" style="padding: 4px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; width: 535px; height: 235px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/08TC-hp-storeeasy.gif" alt="Review: HP brings sizzle to Windows Storage Server" width="535" height="182" /></div><p>Reliable storage is a key building block for any enterprise application infrastructure. Traditionally, this translates into some type of network-attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN).</p> Data Center Storage Windows Server Microsoft Windows iSCSI Network-attached Storage Storage Server Data Center Storage IDG Insider Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 213243 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Riverbed Granite reins in remote servers http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/review-riverbed-granite-reins-in-remote-servers-208666?source=rss_iscsi <p>Bringing branch office servers and file shares back to the data center is generally easy to do, especially with the use of WAN optimization solutions. But sometimes -- for the sake of performance, practicality, or politics -- a server simply must remain in the branch. It was for these intransigent servers, and to satisfy the needs of both server-hugging branch offices and control-hungry IT, that Riverbed Granite was born.</p> Networking Storage Virtualization Server Virtualization iSCSI Wide Area Networking Networking Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 208666 at http://www.infoworld.com How to choose the right iSCSI switch http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/how-choose-the-right-iscsi-switch-199339?source=rss_iscsi <p>I've written a few times about the many <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/build-bulletproof-network-ip-storage-192467">unexpected complexities involved in getting an IP storage network to work</a> optimally.</p> Data Explosion Networking Storage Network Architecture iSCSI Network-attached Storage Network Storage Network Switch Storage Fabric Networking Storage IDG Insider Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 199339 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: HP Virtual SAN Appliance teaches dumb storage new tricks http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-hp-p4000-vsa-teaches-dumb-storage-new-tricks-198528?source=rss_iscsi <p>Since Hewlett-Packard acquired LeftHand Networks in 2008, it has continued to develop LeftHand's complete line of software-based iSCSI storage under the HP LeftHand P4000-series moniker. Based on the feature-rich SAN/iQ 9.5 software platform, the currently available P4000 G2 series includes a range of different physical form factors based on HP's ProLiant server line, as well as the virtualized P4000 VSA (Virtual SAN Appliance), which runs on VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V.</p> Data Center Storage Virtualization Server Virtualization iSCSI Storage Area Network Data Center Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 198528 at http://www.infoworld.com Your fateful decision: NFS or iSCSI? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/your-fateful-decision-nfs-or-iscsi-193991?source=rss_iscsi <p>Over the last several weeks, I've delved into forgotten aspects of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/build-bulletproof-network-ip-storage-192467">building an IP storage network</a> and how to best leverage it with both <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/get-your-storage-network-right-nfs-193011">NFS</a> and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/iscsi-storage-networking-what-you-need-know-193355">iSCSI</a> -- the two dominant IP storage protocols used in virtualization.</p> Data Explosion Storage FibreChannel iSCSI Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Networking Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Tue, 29 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 193991 at http://www.infoworld.com iSCSI storage networking: What you need to know http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/iscsi-storage-networking-what-you-need-know-193355?source=rss_iscsi <p>Over the past two weeks, I've written about some of the commonly overlooked aspects <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/build-bulletproof-network-ip-storage-192467">of building a bulletproof IP storage network</a> and how to best <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/get-your-storage-network-right-nfs-193011">use that network with NFS</a>. This week, I'll show you the ins and outs of configuring iSCSI for performance and redundancy, as well as how it compares with NFS.</p> Data Explosion Server Virtualization iSCSI Network Storage Network Switch Storage Area Network IDG Insider Mon, 21 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 193355 at http://www.infoworld.com Build a bulletproof network for IP storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/build-bulletproof-network-ip-storage-192467?source=rss_iscsi <p>Virtualization continues to make huge inroads, thanks to the obvious flexibility and reliability benefits. And getting the most out of virtualization almost always requires some kind of shared storage. Otherwise, features such as live virtual machine migration and automated virtualization host failure recovery simply aren't available.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Networking Storage Network Architecture iSCSI Network Switch Storage Area Network Networking Storage IDG Insider Mon, 07 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 192467 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Dell EqualLogic SANs make the most of automated tiering http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-dell-equallogic-sans-make-the-most-of-automated-tiering-192284?source=rss_iscsi <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="Review: Dell EqualLogic SANs make the most of automated tiering" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>As IT contemplates the rapidly expanding universe of storage options, at least one detail has become clear: In the majority of infrastructures, most data just sits around, feeling lonely, while a small percentage is more or less constantly i</p> Data Center Storage Dell iSCSI Storage Area Network Storage Management Storage Server Data Center Storage Thu, 03 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 192284 at http://www.infoworld.com Trust me, I'm a consultant http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/trust-me-im-consultant-191072?source=rss_iscsi <p>To customers looking to <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/how-avoid-forklift-storage-upgrade-190380">upgrade their technology</a>, a piece of advice: It's OK to be cheap. But if you <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/information-technology-careers/7-dirty-consultant-tricks-and-how-avoid-them-165">pay a consultant good money for their expertise</a>, you'll save yourself time and aggravation in the long run by heeding their recommendations.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Storage your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training iSCSI Servers Data Center Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 191072 at http://www.infoworld.com vSphere Storage Appliance: The fruit of a conflict of interest http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/vsphere-storage-appliance-the-fruit-conflict-interest-175366?source=rss_iscsi <p>As I mentioned in my <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-real-story-behind-vmworld-2011-171544">wrap-up of VMworld 2011</a>, one of the shiny new VMware products to hit the shelves this year is the vSphere Storage Appliance, or VSA. The VSA delivers SAN-like features to small businesses that may not have the budget, staffing, or technical sophistication to purchase a real SAN.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Server Virtualization iSCSI Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 175366 at http://www.infoworld.com The good and bad of multiprotocol storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-good-and-bad-multiprotocol-storage-170348?source=rss_iscsi <p>Not long ago, most primary storage platforms were likely to support only a single storage protocol, generally either <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/fibre-channel-vs-iscsi-the-war-continues-806">iSCSI or Fibre Channel</a>. But now the increasing popularity of deduplication, wide availability of 10Gbps Ethernet, and lure of low-latency network convergence made possible by Fibre Channel over Ethernet have given the industry potent motivation to offer as much choice as it can.</p> Data Explosion Storage Data Deduplication FibreChannel iSCSI Network Convergence Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Storage Fabric Storage Management Storage IDG Insider Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 170348 at http://www.infoworld.com iSCSI learns new tricks http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/iscsi-learns-new-tricks-168429?source=rss_iscsi <p>Many people still believe iSCSI can't cut it in the enterprise, which is better served by Fibre Channel. iSCSI vendors are doing their best to prove that assumption wrong.</p> <p>Ever since 10Gbps Ethernet arrived, iSCSI has competed in the numbers game -- especially when stacked against 8Gbps Fibre Channel. But raw throughput isn't everything. To win the debate, Fibre Channel partisans simply look down their noses and observe that no Ethernet-based storage protocol, iSCSI included, can compete with FC's inherent performance advantages.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage FibreChannel iSCSI Network Convergence Network Switch Storage Area Network Storage Fabric Data Center Storage IDG Insider Mon, 01 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 168429 at http://www.infoworld.com Blade servers and convergence pick up steam http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/blade-servers-and-convergence-pick-steam-414?source=rss_iscsi <p>Last week, IDC released the latest version of its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. Above the fold, you'll find news that the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/blade-servers/cisco-advances-hp-blades-spinning-264">server market is continuing to heat up</a> in a very big way. For the first time in more than two years, all sectors of the server market have posted year-over-year growth in the same quarter (Q1 2011), representing aggregate growth of 12.1 percent to $11.9 billion.</p> Computer Hardware Data Explosion Networking Storage Blade Servers FibreChannel iSCSI Network Convergence Storage Area Network Servers IDG Insider Tue, 31 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 162414 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware vSphere storage performance tuning http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/vmware-vsphere-storage-performance-tuning-802?source=rss_iscsi <p>If you're like most people, you may think that spending time tuning your storage infrastructure is a luxury you can't afford. In fact, it teaches you a great deal about what makes your storage tick. That knowledge can be invaluable when you plan for additions to your storage infrastructure -- or get in a fight with a vendor over whether an application or your storage is to blame for poor performance.</p> Data Explosion Server Virtualization FibreChannel iSCSI Storage Area Network Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 158802 at http://www.infoworld.com Cheap storage and sleepless nights http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/cheap-storage-and-sleepless-nights-984?source=rss_iscsi <p>The low-end storage marketplace is rife with an ever-expanding selection of incredibly cheap, feature-rich NAS devices. With support for RAID, hot-swap disks, CIFS file sharing, iSCSI block-level access, and a multitude of other useful features, these devices are a godsend for small businesses with surging storage needs. But if you try to use these devices for the same roles as their expensive enterprise-class cousins, disappointment may result.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Hard Drives iSCSI Network-attached Storage Server Provisioning Storage IDG Insider Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 154984 at http://www.infoworld.com InfoWorld review: Dell iSCSI SAN sizzles with SSD, dynamic storage tiering http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/infoworld-review-dell-iscsi-san-sizzles-ssd-dynamic-storage-tiering-625?source=rss_iscsi <p>Dell EqualLogic PS-series SANs have long <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/infoworld/infoworlds-2010-technology-year-award-winners-369&amp;current=9&amp;last=1#slideshowTop">led the iSCSI pack</a> with excellent performance, good management tools, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/infoworld-review-dell-equallogic-iscsi-san-kicks-it-10g-724">10G Ethernet support</a>, and the ability to scale capacity and I/O simultaneously by stacking together appliances.</p> Data Center Storage Virtualization Dell Server Virtualization iSCSI Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 140625 at http://www.infoworld.com How to set up a smooth-running iSCSI SAN http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/how-set-smooth-running-iscsi-san-326?source=rss_iscsi <p>Since its arrival six years ago, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/category/tags/iscsi" target="_self">iSCSI</a> has taken the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage" target="_self">storage</a> world by storm. Proponents usually focus on iSCSI's excellent price performance, but the real secret to its success is the widely known skill set required to implement it: iSCSI uses standard TCP/IP <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking" target="_self">networking</a> to move block-level data around, so network administrators with little storage experience feel right at home.</p> Data Explosion Hard Drives Network Architecture iSCSI Network Router Storage Area Network Storage Fabric Storage IDG Insider Mon, 02 Aug 2010 14:41:53 +0000 Matt Prigge 132326 at http://www.infoworld.com