Charismac Bets On iSCSI For Resurgence as Protocol of Choice

iSCSI serves as a basis for networking over 1 Gb Ethernet broadly used in corporate networking and data centers., now will find its way into workgroups and boutique shops in the next 1-2 years.  

AUBURN, Calif. - (Jan 28, 2010) - Charismac is promoting Storage networking based on iSCSI with the FibreShare SAN Manager software, that it sells through what it calls a simpler, more easier to deploy and maintain approach than its rivals.

In a recent interview, Wyler Furgeson, CEO of Charismac Engineering at their Auburn, California, headquarters, illustrated how FibreShare adds tremendous proven value with other vendors SAN, NAS and JBOD Solutions, which offer some networking flexibility in a workgroup scenario.

Storage Workgroup networking, where I/O traffic is client and Disk intensive, sometimes at 10 Gb Ethernet speeds, is considered an asset in settings where the workstations are working on large datasets such as video post production, color correction workstations, and audio production to name a few. There are advantages to working with such data ‘on the storage network’ like the disk is inside your machine and not downloading a local copy to a resident HD and then uploading back to the Network when done.

“iSCSI will certainly remain a viable choice for Storage Networking professionals as Ethernet architecture moves up to the 40Gb and 100Gb per second speeds.” Says Furgeson “In short, iSCSI is a standard that's very proven good enough for today's small work group SAN needs at 1 Gb speeds and will remain good enough far into the future. The iSCSI underlying architecture has been tried and tested for over 15 years.”


  • Announcing!!! FibreShare v4.X -  Now Available
  • Native Support for Intel Based Macs
  • Continued Support for Power PC Macs
  • Support for OS X including Apples recently released Snow Leopard

FibreShare volume lock SAN software easily manages FibreChannel, iSCSI or FireWire Shared Network Storage, Users, & enhances Workflow!

Upgrade your systems when it's right for you. No Forced hardware upgrades here If you can see the storage on the Mac we can manage it with FibreShare!

FibreShare Version 4.x enables G4, G5, and the latest Intel based Mac SAN users to share Fibre Channel networked storage without the bottlenecks commonly associated with other Fibre Channel management programs which are controlled over traditional Ethernet-based networking. FibreShare has been archtected for optimum performance over iSCSI as well for small work group environments which desire to save the costs of FibreChannel architecture.

“We value our FiberShare installed base and we are very pleased with the performance increases that the new Intel based Mac hardware provides while using our new native Intel release of FibreShare v 3.0,” said Wyler Furgeson, President and CEO of Charismac. “We have gained a well respected reputation in the industry with the stability, reliability and unparralled ease of use of our FibreShare SAN Software.”

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Charismac Introduces iSCSI Version of Their Popular SAN Management Application FibreShare

AUBURN, Calif. - (April 14, 2007) - Charismac Engineering, a leading developer of SAN Management software, announced today at the NAB Show in Las Vegas a new iSCSI version of FibreShare, their reliable World Class SAN Management Program. Apple Macintosh users can now get the similar benefits of a FibreShare FibreChannel shared SAN solution using a proven Gigabyte Ethernet networking infrastructure at only a fraction of the cost necessary for a traditional FibreChannel network.

iSCSI protocol uses conventional 1 Gb/s (gigabit-per-second) or faster Ethernet networking topology, included with all Macs, as well as Ethernet hubs and switches, together with a commercially available software iSCSI initiator software program.

While FibreChannel is the technology of choice for FibreShare SAN users doing high end video editing and other bandwidth intensive applications, said Wyler Furgeson, President and CEO of Charismac Engineering. We believe there is also a large percentage of users in this space, who would benefit from similar shared lock management storage solutions where iSCSI makes sense on both an technological and economic level.

Charismac Releases FibreShare v3.0 for Intel Based Macs, allowing Power PC Macs and Intel based Macs

- Storage Area Network (SAN) software lets users share common volumes under OS X -

Auburn, CA – 1/23/2007- Charismac announced today Version 3.0 of their reliable Storage Area Networking (SAN) software FibreShare v3.0 is shipping. FibreShare v3.0 now works with the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Intel based Macs. The FibreShare volume management software manages multiple SAN users with the ability to share volumes between Intel and Power PC systems.