iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel: Three Reasons Not To Choose Either
Over the past five years storage costs have soared to more than 40% of the IT budget, and data growth is only accelerating. Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage systems are not delivering the price-performance and agility at the storage layer required to keep up with the new virtualized compute layer. IT organizations are forced to make tradeoffs between price-performance and complexity based on their application requirements. This paper explores a third storage networking technology, Ethernet SAN, and why you don’t have to choose between iSCSI and Fibre Channel.