In enterprise environments, many of the benefits of migrating to a SAN-based model for storage deployment and management are being realized. The ability to share storage resources across different applications and servers ignificantly reduces costs associated with management and utilization rates of the consolidated environment. At the same time, this trend to migrate mission critical data onto shared storage resources accessible via multiple servers also mandates uninterrupted storage access. With the availability of IP SAN attachment capabilities in the MDS Family using the IP Services module, application deployments must continue to offer the utmost in high availability and resiliency.
All enterprises can benefit from the cost and complexity savings offered by iSCSI solutions as it represents another choice for cost of connectivity to the shared storage resources. However, any loss of data can be potentially damaging and costly for businesses. As such, businesses are now demanding 99.999% availability for their data, regardless of whether it is access via Fibre Channel or IP (iSCSI).