Server and Storage Consolidation with iSCSI

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Monday, October 11, 2010
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This session will appeal to IT managers, administrators and architects interested in best practices and deployment considerations of storage consolidation solutions available with iSCSI-based systems today. Â This presentation, an update to a very popular SNIA Tutorial, outlines the benefits of networked storage, contrasting deployment models. After a summary of iSCSI-based SAN benefits, the presentation provides a detailed description of iSCSI SAN configurations, capabilities, options and best practices. As iSCSI has a natural affinity to virtualization, it also covers virtual server environments. Finally, the presentation describes typical deployment scenarios, and emerging developments, including 40/100Gb Ethernet and FCoE.

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Where iSCSI solutions fit in the IT infrastructure today
Current best practices and deployment consideration for virtual server environments
How iSCSI fits with new protocols such as FCoE, and benefits from new Ethernet developments