globalSAN iSCSI Initiator

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Please read this article before upgrading to macOS 11 and beyond or purchasing globalSAN.

globalSAN – The iSCSI Initiator for macOS/OS X

The globalSAN® iSCSI Initiator enables Mac computers to connect to practically any iSCSI storage target, using standard GbE or 10GbE hardware.

iSCSI is a network protocol standard that enables the transport of block-level I/O over TCP/IP. One major advantage of iSCSI is that it can work over your existing Ethernet infrastructure. Depending on the speed of your network, an iSCSI-based storage area network (SAN) can rival the performance of a Fibre Channel SAN, and can cost far less to implement.

In an iSCSI SAN, an initiator is needed on each computer that requires access to the networked storage. An initiator is not included with the purchase of a Mac, so we created globalSAN to bring iSCSI to your Mac.

To get the globalSAN initiator, select an option on the right or use an SNS storage system…

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Buy the globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for $89

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Digital content producers all over the world are choosing the SNS EVO shared storage server — a high-performance, purpose-built storage array with the most extensive connectivity options available for professional digital media storage.

EVO gives media creation teams total flexibility with built-in NAS and SAN (iSCSI and Fibre Channel), more connectivity, more storage capacity, enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, cloud integration, proxy previews, asset tagging, RAID 5/6, LDAP/AD, and remote monitoring and setup. (EVO also includes licenses of the globalSAN iSCSI Initiator.)

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