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SQL Server Technical Briefing
iSCSI storage area networks (SANs) offer an alternative for building SANs. Consolidating storage in a SAN offers storage management and scaling benefits for

total utility graph  overall synergy of the total environment. The EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays that were tested proved that performance and scalability are easy to achieve in iSCSI SAN deployments. Database I/O and throughput are independent of the SCSI protocol transport mechanism but rely heavily on sufficient hardware and software resources to access targets or volumes across the infrastructure. For anyone choosing to implement an iSCSI SAN, WHQL-qualified iSCSI storage arrays are listed at Microsoft Storage

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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