10GbE ISCSI Performance With Blade Servers
Source: BLADE Network Technologies
To gain the full benefits of blade server technologies and to provide headroom for future growth requires the latest in networking technology. Today that means 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) - the most recent and fastest Ethernet standard. The combination of the iSCSI protocol and 10GbE offers key advantages over other networking technologies used in blade environments. The first advantage is lower cost. The cost per gigabit of throughput of iSCSI with 10GbE is one third the cost of 4Gb/s Fibre Channel. Because IP networks are everywhere, iSCSI is easier to implement than Fibre Channel (FC) and requires no specialized knowledge. Equipment costs for iSCSI are also lower than for FC.