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  Clustered iSCSI Solutions

Clustered iSCSI solutions provide many advanced features at a far lower cost.


Define Your Goals

iSCSI-only clusters can act as a sufficient primary storage tier for many small and medium organizations, and as a secondary storage tier for larger organizations with higher performance requirements for their primary tier.

Strengths Weaknesses

Origin and Nature

  • Legacy of the pioneer days of iSCSI IP SANs, these solutions provide scalable iSCSI-based storage that leverages lower-cost Ethernet networking.
  • Like the innovators, these too provide advanced features such as snap-shotting, replication and thin provisioning.

Origin and Nature

  • Provide only "good enough" performance and capacity for most needs – broad common denominator.
  • Cannot match the mid-range FC vendors in high-performance storage for big bandwidth transactional database storage.

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