Most storage networks use the SCSI protocol for communication between servers and disk drive devices. A mapping layer to other protocols is used to form a network:

  • ATA over Ethernet (AoE), mapping of ATA over Ethernet
  • Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), the most prominent one, is a mapping of SCSI over Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • ESCON over Fibre Channel (FICON), used by mainframe computers
  • HyperSCSI, mapping of SCSI over Ethernet
  • iFCP[2] or SANoIP[3] mapping of FCP over IP
  • iSCSI, mapping of SCSI over TCP/IP
  • iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), mapping of iSCSI over InfiniBand

With a wide variety of choices, PTS Data Center Solutions storage consulting professionals help client circumnavigate the variety of storage choices. SCSI storage area network or SCSI SAN technology is one of the leading and most cost effective ways to establish a storage network. There are a number of SCSI SAN vendors to choose from and PTS consultants perform a detailed Needs Analysis to determine client near- and long-term requirements for a SCSI SAN environment. Our consultants then design an appropriate SCSI SAN solution using best-in-class manufacturer components and then deploy on behalf of clients.

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