The iSCSI standard is designed to operate on a company's existing Ethernet network, meaning businesses could lower costs by forgoing the need to install fiber networks.Dell says the EqualLogic technology will be integrated into the PowerVault storage products. The EqualLogic brand will be retained for current and future products.
"Our customers will be dealing with the largest increase in data we have seen in our history over the next few years," Michael Dell, chief executive, said in a statement. "Leading the iSCSI revolution will help Dell accelerate IT simplification and virtualization."
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Dell, which has slipped a notch in the PC market, has been increasingly turning its attention to storage.