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Comparing iSCSI Initiator Implementations

White Paper Published By: Dell Storage
Dell Storage
Published:  Jan 16, 2009
Type:  White Paper
Length:  2 pages

With the advent of iSCSI as the standard for networked storage, businesses can leverage existing skills and network infrastructure to create Ethernet-based SANs that deliver the performance of Fibre Channel—but at a fraction of the cost. iSCSI enables block-level data to be transported between a server and a storage device over an IP network. An iSCSI initiator is hardware or software that runs on a host and initiates I/O to an iSCSI target, which is a storage device (usually, a logical volume) that responds to read/write requests.



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dell, iscsi, networked storage, initiator implementations, block-level data, fibre channel