As pioneers of the iSCSI protocol, we understand how it can benefit organizations big and small. Many SMBs have favor iSCSI because it allows them to simplify management and decrease cost . In contrast, Global 2000 companies have historically favored Fibre Channel >iSCSI.
A recent survey by TheInfoPro (TIP) shows that not much has changed in the deployment of iSCSI by Global 2000 companies (about 16% of Global 2000 using iSCSI), but the responses reveal a new trend emerging. Approximately 40% of the organizations said increased spending is planned for using iSCSI to save money on replication and for use within remote-office storage environments.
The survey asked one of our customers about iSCSI, here is what they said:
“More and more users are finding that iSCSI is much easier to implement compared to alternatives in the marketplace,” says David Stevens, a storage manager at Carnegie Mellon University. “iSCSI was faster for us to implement and required fewer people than competitive options, which resulted in reduced storage costs. I expect to see more and more organizations implementing iSCSI in the data center.”
- Check out the Global 2000 survey
- Learn about the top iSCSI applications
- Watch this video about using virtual servers with iSCSI