Network Attached Storage vendor Network Appliance, Inc. this week announced that it is officially endorsing iSCSI technology. This endorsement will make iSCSI yet another protocol option in the company’s enterprise storage solutions portfolio.
Network Appliances Executive Vice President of engineering Dave Hitz said, ” For years, we’ve said that TCP/IP is a powerful option for storage networking, and we pioneered the NAS approach to network-centric storage, making the most of customers’ TCP/IP investments and expertise. iSCSI promises to bring the `best of both worlds’ — SAN and NAS — to our customers by leveraging their existing technology investments and giving them new life in a network-centric storage universe.”
Network Appliance expects products incorporating iSCSI to be available sometime next year.