Published: 26 June 2007
Analyst(s): Drue Reeves
Like two prize fighters competing in a ring, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) stand toe to toe, slugging it out for control over storage area networks (SANs). In one corner stands FCP, who currently enjoys a larger installed base of SANs and faster performance. In the other corner stands iSCSI, who promises cheaper infrastructure costs and the future performance gain of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE). In this Data Center Strategies Technical Position, Research Director Drue Reeves gives a blow-by-blow account and Burton Group's position regarding SAN protocols.
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