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IP-based storage of image information
Author(s): Xianglin Fu; Changsheng Xie; Zhaobin Liu
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Paper Abstract

With the fast growth of data in multispectral image processing, the traditional storage architecture was challenged. It is currently being replaced by Storage Area Networks (SAN), which makes storage devices externalized from servers. A SAN is a separate network for storage, isolated from the messaging network and optimized for the movement of data between servers and storage devices. Nowadays, most of current SAN use Fibre Channel to move data between servers and storage devices (FC-SAN), but because of the drawbacks of the FC-SAN: for interoperability, lack of skilled professional and management tools, high implementation cost and so on, the development and application of FC-SAN was obstructed. In this paper, we introduce an IP-based Storage Area Networks architecture, which has the good qualities of FC- SAN but overcomes the shortcoming of it. The principle is: use IP technology to move data between servers and storage devices, build a SAN with the IP-based network devices (not the FC-based network device), and through the switch, SAN is attached to the LAN(Local Area Network) through multiple access. Especially, these storage devices are acted as commercial NAS devices and PC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4551, Image Compression and Encryption Technologies, (26 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.442901
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Xianglin Fu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Changsheng Xie, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhaobin Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4551:
Image Compression and Encryption Technologies
Jun Tian; Tieniu Tan; Liangpei Zhang, Editor(s)

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