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Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) is a technology framework that uses Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks to link servers and storage devices and facilitate storage solution deployment.
By combining the best storage and networking industry approaches, SoIP provides high-performance and scalable IP storage solutions.
Storage area networks (SAN) are critical to network infrastructure, especially because of rapid IP and Ethernet growth. SoIP and storage networks, which are highly compatible, facilitate local storage routing over separate networks that are built with the same IP technology.
A variety of products are used for SoIP implementation, including Fiber Channel over IP (FCIP), Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Ethernet-based networks. SoIP products facilitate the transparent use of established IP storage applications.