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IP SANs: A Guide to iSCSI, iFCP, and FCIP Protocols for Storage Area Networks by Tom Clark

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13.3. Chapter Summary

IP Storage in Data Center Applications

  • SAN adoption has occurred primarily in larger data centers.

  • IP storage networking can accelerate SAN adoption by simplifying installation and administration.

  • SANs are typically deployed as packaged solutions for specific applications.

  • Data centers may have multiple separate SANs, each focused on a particular application or department requirements.

  • Large-scale enterprise SANs have been hindered by lack of fabric interoperability.

  • IP storage solutions based on conventional Gigabit Ethernet switching facilitate enterprise-class SANs.

Server Clustering

  • Server clusters provide high-availability access to applications and data.

  • Clustering software may provide failover on failure of a specific component ...

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