What is Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP)?
Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) is a technology framework that uses Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) networks to connect servers and storage devices and facilitate the deployment of storage solutions.
By combining the best of storage and networking industries, SoIP offers powerful and scalable IP storage solutions.
Storage area networks (SAN) are of particular importance to network infrastructure, particularly due to the rapid growth of IP and Ethernet. SoIP and storage networks, which are highly compatible, facilitate local storage routing over separate networks built with the same IP technology.
A variety of products are used for SoIP implementation, including FCIP (Fiber Channel over IP), SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), and Ethernet-based networks. SoIP products facilitate the transparent use of established IP storage applications.
The following are SoIP benefits:
- Easy configuration and management
- Simple SoIP product integration with established storage network technologies
- Fast solution delivery
- Improved access to business-critical applications
- Product compatibility with most operating systems and applications - without modification
- Eliminate costly dedicated hardware requirements in favor of existing and cost-effective hardware
- Effective implementation that significantly reduces storage management costs