What Is IP SAN?
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Overview: Internet Protocol, or IP, has grown to become the most widely used telecommunications standard worldwide. The technology is well understood, easy to implement and affordable. Most corporate data traffic uses a common IP network, except for storage data. IP storage has grown to be viewed as an extremely cost effective, easier to manage, and less complex storage solution than either DAS (Direct-Attached Storage) or FC-SAN. (Fibre Channel Storage Area Network) internet SCSI (iSCSI) can transport traditional high performance ""Block-based"" storage data over a common IP network.