IP SAN


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IP SAN

(Internet Protocol Storage Area Network) See IP storage.
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These IP SAN attributes are continuous real-time data access even during component or system failure, low scalability costs to maintain a consistent CAPEX over time and the ability to deliver high peak load performance to a large number of utility storage customers.
The demand for true IP SAN systems is exploding in India and with Intransa's software IP SAN technology HCL Infosystems has set its sights on becoming the dominant player in the SAN space," says Mr.
In an IP SAN configuration, backup software instructs client servers to send backup date to logical volumes presented by the IP SAN over a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet link.
Leading IP SAN solutions offer a complete disk-to-disk backup solution that offloads backup and restores operations from the company local area network (LAN) onto a dedicated, Ethernet-based IP SAN.
IP SAN solutions are also becoming popular for secondary storage, in both departmental data centers and the glass house.
In addition, the NetApp IP SAN solution based on iSCSI simplified overall management, enabling the IT team to control administration costs despite the rapid growth.
Many medium-sized businesses have delayed the implementation of IP SANs because of the complexity and expense of Fibre Channel SAN technology solutions.
As the only major initiator supplier with a generally available iSCSI adapter, we anticipate that the introduction of iSCSI targets such as the iCS2100, will accelerate the deployment of IP SANs.