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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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Chapter 8. IP Storage and InfiniBand

This chapter introduces two emerging new technologies: IP storage and storage over InfiniBand.

IP storage is a collection of technologies providing access to enterprise storage using an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The technologies popularly lumped into the term IP storage include (but are not limited to) iSCSI, FCIP, and iFCP, each of which is described briefly in this chapter.

InfiniBand is not a storage protocol per se; it is a high-speed, low-latency, generic network fabric. Some InfiniBand working groups are exploring using it to connect to storage, but the real focus of InfiniBand is on high-performance clusters of servers. With the advent of 3GIO, InfiniBand has lost some of its prominence as a ...

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