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.”
"We've been banging the drum for iSCSI for many SAN workstations, but it scales all the way to enterprise, and it's a proven technology for quality of service and other interface infrasctructure issues," he added.
About Charismac Engineering
Charismac Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Auburn, California has for over 20 years been the leader in empowering creative digital networks, including RAID and Fibre Channel software as well as CD - DVD mastering, burning and duplication applications.
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