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Enterprise Computing: Is iSCSI The New Home Protocol?

I’d like to think I’ve visited a lot of customer sites over the years.  Admittedly most of these are “enterprise” class with multi-terabyte if not petabyte quantities of storage.  None of those customers have ever bothered deploying iSCSI as their storage protocol.  Invariably block storage has been implemented using fibre channel and file using CFS or NFS.  Somehow iSCSI just ... Read More »

Review: StarWind Enterprise Server – Part II

This is the second of a series of posts reviewing the StarWind Enterprise Server iSCSI software target.  The posts relate to version 4 of the product.  Previous post(s) can be found at: Review: StarWind Enterprise Server – Part I In the first post of this review, I explained how StarWind’s server product provided the ability to turn a Windows server into an iSCSI storage device.  ... Read More »

Cloud Computing: Block-Based Storage

A while back, I discussed speculation from EMC around Emulex’s proposed cloud-block storage appliance, E3s (Enterprise Elastic Storage).  With my current focus on Cloud Storage, I thought it would be good to delve a bit deeper into some of the aspects of why block-based cloud computing could prove tricky and why without an appliance it may be impossible. Block Storage ... Read More »

Personal Computing: DroboPro – Drobo Grows Up

There’s a new Drobo out!   The Drobo range has been expanded with the release of the DroboPro, an 8-drive big brother to the Drobo “classic”.  The new model is being touted as a “business class storage array” and looks very interesting for the basic price tag of $1299 without drives. Specifications So, the DroboPro has capacity for up to ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Cisco, IBM, Sun & EMC – A Busy Week

It’s certainly been a busy week in the world of enterprise computing. First, Cisco announced their Unified Computing System – blade servers to you and me. UCS integrates blade servers with management functionality and the Unified Fabric.  What’s interesting is that Fibre Channel gets pushed out at this point in favour of either iSCSI or FCoE.  Whilst there’s plenty of ... Read More »


Fibre Channel over Ethernet has been back on my radar recently, especially as it was touted again at Storage Networking World in Orlando last week. Unfortunately I wasn’t there and didn’t see for myself, although I was in Orlando the week before on vacation. I can imagine if I’d extended or moved the holiday to include SNW that I’d be ... Read More »