iSCSI / IP SAN and SAS expert Qsan has tested all of its iSCSI RAID controllers with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Qsan is always making its best efforts to support, implement, and be verified by Microsoft Windows OSes and applications. With Microsoft Hyper-V, users can easily install and maintain Qsan iSCSI RAID controller storage solutions into their virtual environments with less cost, less effort, and less time.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is the latest hypervisor-based server virtualization technology. Hyper-V helps users to have more flexibility and easier setup in virtualization implementation. With Hyper-V installed, users can setup fewer physical machines which mean less cost through fewer hardware, energy, and management efforts, and a more flexible IT infrastructure. With Windows Server 2008, everything needed to support virtualization is all available inside. For further information about Microsoft virtualization and technical resources, please visit the Virtualization TechCenter.
Today, virtualization and iSCSI SAN are frequently mentioned together, for both of virtualization and iSCSI natures are low-cost and low-effort to the existing IT environment and investment. Microsoft Hyper-V makes this combination even more efficient and save lots of cost. Windows Server 2008 has default installed with its iSCSI initiator software. Comparing the overall cost benefits of Hyper-V and iSCSI makes iSCSI storages a very smart choice for small and medium sized virtual environments. And with Qsan iSCSI RAID controller storage solutions, users who have very limited budget can start their storage plan by a server and a Qsan iSCSI RAID controller installed storage. In the beginning, users can take an existing server to be the virtualized server and directly connect the server to Qsan iSCSI RAID controller inside storage like DAS. This can save the cost of GbE switch and iSCSI HBA. In later future, if the server has more and more traffic to handle and the CPU is quite occupied, an iSCSI HBA can lower the CPU utilization. Or when more virtual servers are implemented, the iSCSI storage can be always easily connected to the new installed servers by a GbE switch and all the virtual servers can share the same iSCSI storage system. Even when the storage capacity need grows, Qsan iSCSI RAID controllers provide JBOD extension and users can just upgrade the storage capacity by a JBOD system or more. For more information about Qsan RAID controller solutions, please go to Qsan website or contact sales[.]Qsan.com.tw.
Founded in 2004, QSAN technology Inc. (Qsan.com.tw) is a company developing RAID controller focusing on iSCSI / IP SAN targeting at small and medium businesses worldwide. Qsan products are designed and positioned in the way to respond to the storage technology trend not only the latest standards (e.g. iSCSI, SAS) but also customer requirements (e.g. business continuity).