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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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14.2. Prerequisites for Successful IP Storage Deployment

For block storage data over IP to be successful, a series of technical thresholds must be crossed. These include standards compliance, interoperability, performance, management, and the ability to integrate the installed base of storage products. Given the momentum behind IP networking and the engineering resources available to solve IP-related issues, it is largely a matter of when, not if, these issues will be resolved.

14.2.1. Standards Compliance

The task of the standards initiatives within the IETF is to create the guidelines from which real products can be created. With all vendors designing to common standards, the likelihood of interoperability is greatly enhanced, and hopefully ...

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