Integrating iSCSI in a Tiered Storage Environment
sponsored by Storage Decisions
There have been two general usage environments for iSCSI to date: as a storage consolidation solution for block storage over an Ethernet/IP infrastructure and for connecting "stranded" servers into a central IT operation. These types of usages are expected to continue, but as familiarity grows, there are some options about integrating iSCSI into a tiered storage environment. Randy Kerns, Senior Partner with the Evaluator Group, explains these types of usages of iSCSI and the general storage tiers in use in the different market segments. With that understanding, the options about where and how iSCSI can be used in a tiered storage environment is investigated. We also discuss a deployment strategy to implement iSCSI in tiered environment. The content of this session is intended for storage managers, storage system designers and IT managers to bring some clarity to the solutions and provide guidance on a strategy. To benefit most from this session, it would be useful to have a working knowledge of provisioning of block storage systems and storage networking concepts.
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