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 ISCSI Storage - SAN's for the rest of us - Part II

"Since iSCSI is using TCP/IP, pretty much any network transport can be used to connect systems. Even a home DSL connection is capable of handling iSCSI - though don't expect great performance. Gigabit ethernet is the minimum for a 'real' server, in my opinion, if you expect to get similar performance to direct-attached storage or FiberChannel. Right now FiberChannel tops out at 2 Gbps so equivalent performance can be achieved with a pair of bonded gigabit links. 10-gigabit ethernet is starting to come down in price and will undoubtedly start to give FiberChannel a run for its money in the not-too distant future."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Oct 14, 2004 )


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