Fibre Channel Disk Storage Arrays
Dell offers the following Fibre Channel storage arrays:
The CX4 series support Fibre Channel, SATA, Low Power SATA and Enterprise Flash disks, and it introduces UltraFlex technology that enables the user to customize the network interconnect and number of ports needed to meet current and future storage requirements. The CX4 arrays come standard with both true end-to-end 4Gbit Fibre Channel and 1Gbit iSCSI connectivity and can be expanded with additional FC or iSCSI ports, as well as new network technologies, such as 8Gbit Fibre Channel and 10Gbit iSCSI, as they become available.
iSCSI Disk Storage Arrays
An iSCSI disk storage array enables the connection of servers and storage using a readily available IP network infrastructure. An iSCSI array can be shared by multiple servers on a network, therefore providing a flexible alternative to direct attached storage and potentially a lower cost alternative to a Fibre Channel-based storage network. Often the knowledge needed to implement an iSCSI SAN already exists in an organization since it is based on standard IP networking protocols, whereas a Fibre Channel SAN may require additional training and expertise.
Dell offers the following iSCSI storage arrays:
Fibre Channel Switches
Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)