Red Hat Enterprise Linux update 4 will include iSCSI support in cooperation with the storage system maker.
With its planned acquisition of EqualLogic, the PC maker intends to make itself a force in what it calls "the iSCSI revolution."
Storage networking via iSCSI gets data transfer boost from addition of high-speed communication technology.
String Bean Software hoped to boost Windows' support for iSCSI.
Big Blue is the latest to embrace iSCSI, a protocol increasingly being used to build low-cost storage area networks.
The idea of accessing cheap SCSI storage over IP Ethernet networks is an interesting one. However, iSCSI needs sophisticated software that, so far, has been lacking.
The partners promise to provide lower-cost storage area networks for small business with a package that uses iSCSI, an emerging interface standard.
In a boost for an emerging networking standard, more than a dozen storage hardware companies prove that their iSCSI-based products work with Microsoft's Windows.
Microsoft releases a driver for the emerging iSCSI specification that lets its operating system share storage gear using Ethernet networks.
Microsoft says it will add support in Windows for the recently approved iSCSI storage standard, which allows storage networks to be built using existing Ethernet networks.