Fiber Channel vs. iSCSI

Author: Dave Norwood

I’ve been asked many times about iSCSI versus Fiber Channel for Storage Area Networks (SAN). While I believe iSCSI is a solid protocol appropriate for many applications, I’ve had many more performance problems versus Fiber Channel. This is why I shy away from iSCSI, especially 1Gb iSCSI. I’ve been selling 4Gb Fiber Channel for years, and it isn’t a mere four times faster than 1Gb iSCSI, it is more like five or six times as fast IMHO. Why? Continue reading

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