VessRAID 1000i provides four-port iSCSI capacity using block-level transfers over a network, a faster data throughput compared to file-based data sharing like NAS. iSCSI encapsulates SCSI CDBs into TCP/IP packets where they are used to create a SAN. This proven technology includes a variety of IP-based applications and enables you to leverage existing network infrastructure. That means IT managers don't need to install an expensive Fibre Channel fabric to obtain SAN capabilities. With an iSCSI SAN, they can have the consolidated storage space, remote and central management, and the flexibility to increase capacity on-the-fly. With the introduction of the VessRAID iSCSI series, users can easily scale storage architecture, integrate storage pools, reduce administrative load, and optimize storage utilization for a greater efficiency.