[SASAG] Low Cost iSCSI/FC Storage

Nick Webb webbn at acm.org
Wed Apr 29 16:50:14 PDT 2009


Hi All,

Does anyone here have any experience with Nexenta appliances
(http://tiny.cc/CwUwX) or Open-E?  I've heard a little good and a lot
of bad about Open-E, but it seems it might work for certain
situations.  For Nexenta I've heard practically nothing, good or bad.

I'm looking at these as well as a Dell MD3000i to serve up mass
quantities of lower performance, but hopefully very stable, storage.
We have a clariion, but it's just too costly when you need 20TB or
more...

Also, does anyone know of any low cost FC options in the same class of
storage?  Most of our servers are already connected to a FC fabric, so
it would be nice not to cable up more interfaces.

Of course I'm looking to stuff whichever solution chock full of
7200RPM 1TB SATA drives.

Nick



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