iSCSI adoption rates

There is a lot of conversation about iSCSI lately….

After the debate dwindled, Anil wrapped up the discussion and provided a good thought at the end…

“Failure of iSCSI is not result of technology”

Mark hadn’t chimed in and had an interesting perspective, he put up a post discussing the true relevancy of the topic (his point being that there is no need for a debate on the color of car, so long as a vendor offers similar functionality over the different interfaces).

Chris added his thoughts after reading Mark (with a K)’s blog here

And more comments to Marc’s blog (with a “c”) here

With all of these posts about iSCSI and technology, StorageZilla was kind enough to chime in on Chris’s review of iSCSI and Television standards….

I’ts great to see this level of interest continue; although, I haven’t seen much in the way of analyst reports regarding current iSCSI adoption rates etc (hint)…I have to agree with Mark Lewis’s opinion….in the end it’s kind of a paint color on the car. So long as there is customer demand, vendors should work to improve on it and continue to include it for sale….

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4 Responses to “iSCSI adoption rates”

  1. Storagezilla Says:

    Television and its associated playback standards are much more important than iSCSI adoption.

    Just last night I had to give out to someone when they didn’t realize we were watching Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire on HD DVD, not Blu-Ray, on which we had watched Monster House the night before.

    The world is falling apart I tell you!

    But it’s all pointless anyway since there’s more content stolen off the internet than sold on HD media so the future is BitTorrent, crappy playback quality, and media extenders hooked onto your TV.

  2. Anil Gupta Says:

    “in the end it’s kind of a paint color on the car”

    After reading statements like this, I believe management and people within established players are largely responsible for their failure when threatened by new entrants and new technologies. iSCSI is not just another paint color (connectivity protocol) like FC on the car (storage network connectivity).

  3. joshmaher Says:

    The statement is more centered around the adoption vs. the technology. It is extremely short sighted to blame the major players for real customer adoption rates, when customers themselves don’t have a need for it. The customers that do need it are simply asking for another option vs. any potential innovation. If that is all they want, why should any major player make large investments in a technology that has a probability of being stagnant for the next several years? Looking at Intel weighing in they don’t care for it right now because it does not suit their environment or corporate requirements.

    We can’t rely on vendor numbers such as NetApp and EMC bantering back and forth about who is really using this stuff, we have to look to customers and what they are asking. If there is a base of customers that are a niche group that needs certain iSCSI features, then there should be a niche player serving that need. The point the niche crosses the chasm, well then the major player be ready or have already positioned themselves to be in that game. Quite frankly that crossing may never happen, or at least it may not happen for a while.

    I whole heartedly disagree with major players pushing technologies on companies that don’t fit their needs.

  4. Intel IT weighs in on iSCSI « Messaging….. Technology…… Life….. Says:

    […] in on iSCSI Filed under: Storage, iSCSI, Fiber Channel — joshmaher @ 10:55 am The conversation about iSCSI and adoption rates has been going on for some time now and there have been some interesting insights […]

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