04.05.2007 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Studio Network Solutions to highlight free Mac iSCSI SAN initiator
Studio Network Solutions will highlight its recently announced iSCSI initiator for Mac OS X at NAB2007.
iSCSI is a network protocol standard that enables transport of block level I/O over TCP/IP. When deployed over a GigE or 10-GigE network, an iSCSI-based storage area network (SAN) can rival the performance of a Fibre Channel SAN, and cost less to implement.
In an iSCSI SAN, an initiator is needed for each computer that requires access to the shared storage. Although available for most major operating systems, an iSCSI initiator does not come with Apple's Mac OS X.
Studio Networks is making its v3.0 globalSAN iSCSI initiator for Mac OS X available free for download from its Web site. Version 3.0 of the global SAN iSCSI initiator for OS X is a universal application for Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers. It supports CHAP, persistent targets, SLPv2 and multiple connections per session.
The company will also demonstrate its latest iSCSI and Fibre Channel products at the show.
See Studio Network Solutions in NAB booth SL4830 or visit www.studionetworksolutions.com.