Using iSCSI in Storage Intensive Mac OS X Applications
Source: ATTO Technology
Mac OS X users who face growing storage requirements due to larger, more complex projects and ever-expanding file sizes often turn to Storage Area Networks (SANs) to help overcome their challenges. With benefits such as leveraging existing IT equipment and a lower cost-of-entry when compared to other storage networking protocols, many Mac users are turning to Internet SCSI (iSCSI) SANs as an easy, low-cost way to reap the benefits of a SAN in an OS X environment. iSCSI is a protocol that transports SCSI commands and data across standard IP networks. Users can connect to an IP SAN via the standard Ethernet ports on their workstations, needing only an iSCSI initiator to access the shared storage.