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What are you constantly trying to pitch? Obviously you have some iSCSI based system you want to sell... All your posts are "forum hijackers" for some sales end. I hope that you at least advertise on this site. You do realize this site isn't just a place for you to fish leads right?
It might be more helpful to our forum readers if you provide more than just a link to a webinar. Provide some real information about the differences between iSCSI and NAS, for example.
For those that are interested in the similarities & differences, here are a few highlights:
iSCSI provides block level storage just like direct-attached storage and is suitable for many, many applications, including shared storage for virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), Exchange and more. NAS, on the other hand, generally provides storage at the file level (which can also be suitable for virtualization, but not for Exchange).
Both iSCSI and NAS work on traditional Ethernet-based IP networks
NAS solutions are typically service-based (i.e. print servers, file servers, etc) while iSCSI solutions generally simply provide raw disk space that is provisioned as necessary.
iSCSI generally requires more technical knowledge than NAS storage systems, although iSCSI really isn't that difficult to master.