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Maximize Existing Server Investment and Minimize Costs by Adding High Performance iSCSI NAS
Learn How to Implement 10GbE Based TeraStation NAS in Virtualized Environments

 

What is iSCSI?

  • In short, it is an interface (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface) iSCSI
  • It is used so that a virtual host (server) can see a storage media and interact with it

 

Why is iSCSI relevant?

iSCSI offers the best performance value for adding storage space to a virtual host (server).

 

How does iSCSI add storage space to a virtual host (server) while maintaining strong performance?

iSCSI improves PC performance in the network by allowing large storage arrays to connect to client systems without the need for custom hardware or cabling.

 
 

 

Benefits

iSCSI offers the best performance value for adding storage space to a virtual host (server)

  • Can provide large amounts of storage to a virtual host (server)
  • No need to add drives to the host itself - Easy plug and play
  • Doesn’t sacrifice performance
  • Can use existing network equipment
  • No need to learn fiber SAN topology configuration

* A virtual environment is when an operating system creates an environment to host virtual machines (computers).

There are 2 ways to use iSCSI in a virtualized environment to free-up server space. It can be used as a storage for virtual host or as storage for an individual virtual machine.

 

 

To extend the life of your server and optimize your Buffalo NAS device in a virtualized environment, feel free to contact us at 800.688.7466 with any questions or to secure a demo unit.

 

For a quick reference, visit our knowledge base here and view our latest iSCSI videos below:

Buffalo's solution Webinar: Optimizing iSCSI performance in a virtualized environment with Buffalo NAS

 

How-to: Configure the iSCSI Initiator in Windows Server 2008

 

How-to: Configure Software iSCSI initiator in ESXi 6.5 that contains a single NIC

 

  

 

 

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