IPv6 is designed to enable future growth of the Internet by enhancing the current IP protocol
Because Fibre Channel is limited to 10km, conversion to the IP protocol
is necessary for replication over a long distance.
The Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series offers iSCSI interconnectivity, using the IP protocol
to enable fully virtualised storage arrays and storage networks which work in the IP datacentre; along with virtualisation in the array, providing virtualisation architecture for flexibility, intelligent automation of routine processes and performance optimisation.
The APP300 features flexible classification, traffic management for complex IP protocol
processing such as IPV4 and IPV6 support and IP Quality of Service to meet application challenges.
I was also impressed, last year, by the rise of the IP protocol
, as an alternative to Fibre Channel.