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    2013 in Review and the Outlook for 2014 – A SNIA ESF Perspective

    January 28th, 2014

    Technology continues to advance rapidly. Making sense of it all can be a challenge. At the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum, we focus on storage technologies and solutions enabled by and associated with Ethernet Networks. Last year, we modified the charters of our two Special Interest Groups (SIG) to address topics about file protocols and storage …Read More

    How DCB Makes iSCSI Better

    March 5th, 2013

    A challenge with traditional iSCSI deployments is the non-deterministic nature of Ethernet networks. When Ethernet networks only carried non-storage traffic, lost data packets where not a big issue as they would get retransmitted. However; as we layered storage traffic over Ethernet, lost data packets became a “no no” as storage traffic is not as forgiving …Read More

    Ethernet Storage Forum – 2012 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2013

    December 20th, 2012

    As we come to a close of the year 2012, I want to share some of our successes and briefly highlight some new changes for 2013. Calendar year 2012 has been eventful and the SNIA-ESF has been busy. Here are some of our accomplishments: 10GbE – With virtualization and network convergence, as well as the …Read More

    Two Storage Trails on the 10GbE Convergence Path

    August 8th, 2011

    As the migration to 10Gb Ethernet moves forward, many data centers are looking to converge network and storage I/O to fully utilize a ten-fold increase in bandwidth.  Industry discussions continue regarding the merits of 10GbE iSCSI and FCoE.  Some of the key benefits of both protocols were presented in an iSCSI SIG webcast that included …Read More

    Everything You Need to Know About iSCSI

    April 11th, 2011

    Are you considering deploying an iSCSI storage network, and would like to learn some of the best practices of configuring the environment, from host to storage? Well, now you can learn from an expert. The SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum will be sponsoring a live webcast with our guest speaker, Dennis Martin from Demartek. Dennis will …Read More

    Deploying SQL Server with iSCSI – Answers to your questions

    March 14th, 2011

    by: Gary Gumanow Last Wednesday (2/24/11), I hosted an Ethernet Storage Forum iSCSI SIG webinar with representatives from Emulex and NetApp to discuss the benefits of iSCSI storage networks in SQL application environments. You can catch a recording of the webcast on BrightTalk here. The webinar was well attended, and while we received so many …Read More

    SQL Server “rocks” with iSCSI – Emulex and NetApp tell why

    February 11th, 2011

    iSCSI is no longer just a small business storage solution. Learn how iSCSI performs in business critical environments, such as SQL by experts from NetApp and Emulex.

    10GbE and iSCSI – Delivering Affordable Options

    November 16th, 2010

    Last week a friend and I were talking about our children and the conversation turned to affordable options for college. It turns out my friend’s daughter is doing very well in school and eager to study agriculture, but is applying to only a couple state universities. I suggested that she should keep her options open …Read More

    Ethernet and IP Storage – Today’s Technology Enabling Next Generation Data Centers

    October 21st, 2010

    Ethernet networks offer a number of advantages for storage applications. Given the rapid growth of server virtualization, using a highly flexible and mobile network for storage is needed. IP storage protocols offer advantages for today’s and tomorrow’s data centers.

    Ethernet Storage Market Momentum Continues

    September 24th, 2010

    The inexorable growth of the market for Ethernet storage continued in the first half of 2010 – in fact we’re getting very close to Ethernet storage being the majority of networked storage in the Enterprise. According to IDC’s recent Q2 2010 Worldwide Storage Systems Hardware Tracker, Ethernet Storage (NAS plus iSCSI) revenue market share climbed …Read More