Block data storage has been driven by user demand and the vendors who have continued to find new efficiencies in storage data networking. The goals for developing and implementing IP storage networking are directed by the aim to reduce the costs associated with acquisition, administration, and support.
The migration away from fixed dedicated networking infrastructures that are supported over high speed Gigabit Ethernet is being achieved by employing protocols centered on IP, such as iSCSI, iFCP, and FCIP, to moving block data. This chapter looks at these various types of storage subsystems and devices that define the future of storage on IP networks.
KEY CHAPTER POINTS
•Internet protocol in a connected or connectionless environment, ...