Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)Nth Generation, through the offerings of our valued partners, can offer you a multitude of capabilities with an iSCSI.
If you need to access your data quickly and efficiently without taxing your IT environment or creating slow-downs, an iSCSI could be the perfect solution for your needs. Nth Generation works with the leaders in the IT industry to maximize the offerings available to you.
iSCSI is an IP-based standard for linking data storage devices over a network and transferring data by carrying SCSI commands over IP networks. iSCSI supports a Gigabit Ethernet interface at the physical layer, which allows systems supporting iSCSI interfaces to connect directly to standard Gigabit Ethernet switches and/or IP routers. When an operating system receives a request, it generates the SCSI command and then sends an IP packet over an Ethernet connection. On the receiving end, the SCSI commands are separated from the request, and the SCSI commands and data are sent to the SCSI controller and then to the SCSI storage device. iSCSI will also return a response to the request using the same protocol.
The HP/Nth Generation Solution
The HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option extends the FC SAN investment with integrated multi-protocol support, allowing customers to incorporate iSCSI servers without requiring additional storage arrays or management costs. The EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option offers simultaneous iSCSI and Fibre Channel support, providing modular multi-protocol SAN designs with increased scalability, stability and ROI on storage infrastructure. Fibre Channel SANs based on EVA technology are able to leverage IP networks and extend SAN advantages into smaller departments and remote locations, where budget constraints would not allow for a FC SAN.
If you would like to know whether an iSCSI is going to work for your IT environment, please contact us today so we can give you an accurate and timely answer.