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Linux Magazine: The ATA over Ethernet (AoE) Protocol

Aug 02, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Hopkins)

"Spurred by data hungry applications and legislature mandating long periods of data retention, IT departments are doubling storage requirements each year. To keep up with the demand and to simplify the management of such enormous volumes of information, many organizations have adopted storage area networks (SANs) based on Fibre Channel, which consolidates disparate hardware into a shared storage pool. And while Fibre Channel is complicated and expensive, its speed has historically surpassed other networking solutions, justifying its higher price tag.

"But as the SAN market grew using 2 Gbps Fibre Channel, Ethernet attained higher and higher speeds..."

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