10GbE and FCoE Are Growing. What About iSCSI and NAS Storage?

By Jennifer Schiff | Apr 1, 2010 | Print this Page

Don't write any storage protocol off just yet: Even as data center networking convergence approaches, enterprises still value flexibility.

According to Dell'Oro Group, the second half of 2009 saw a surge in 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adoptions - and they and other analysts see that growth continuing this year and beyond.

Indeed, according to a recent Forrester Consulting survey, the number one storage networking purchase enterprise storage decision makers said they expect to make in the next 12 months is 10GbE switching and related components and software for data storage traffic. And storage vendors have been busy looking to capitalize on this trend.

The question is, who stands to benefit the most from 10GbE, and what does 10GbE and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) mean established storage protocols like iSCSI and network attached storage (NAS) and the companies that rely on them?

Read "Will 10GbE and FCoE Hurt iSCSI and NAS Storage?" at Enterprise Storage Forum