iSCSI: Latest Apple Peripheral or Easy SAN? (Continued Discussion of Server Clusters)

While iSCSI might have the little "i" so common in Apple’s naming schemes, it has nothing to do with Mr. Jobs.  In this case, the "i" stands for "Internet."  SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is an interface used for connecting PCs to peripherals such as hard drives.  SCSI is nothing new.  It’s been around for…

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Virtual Clusters: A Tamagotchi for Your Network!

First of all, if you missed out on the whole digital pet revolution, a Tamagotchi is a virtual pet.  It comes in a small computer (usually attached to a keychain) and requires attention to keep it from dying.  It needs to be fed, played with, and cleaned up after, all accomplished via buttons on the…

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