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What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environment?

Post by Gostev » Jan 22, 2012 3:06 pm

If your primary PRODUCTION storage is NOT already in this post, please add by replying. These will be used as the poll options later. Thank you!

Local storage (hard drives in hypervisor hosts)
Direct attached storage (external box that is NOT shared between hypervisor hosts)
Entry-level non-enterprise grade SAN (Drobo/NetGear/QNAP/Synology/Iomega/etc)
Free Software SAN (OpenFiler/FreeNAS/etc)
Paid-for Software SAN (Starwind/Datacore/NexentraStor/etc)
Cybernetics MiSAN / iSAN
Dell Compellent
Dell EqualLogic (PSxxxx)
Dell PowerVault (MDxxxx)
DNF Stonefly ISC/Voyager/USO
EMC CLARiiON
EMC Isilon
EMC VNX(e)
EMC VMAX
Fujitsu DX Series
Fujitsu Eternus
Fujitsu FibreCat CX/SX Series
Hitachi AMS/USP Series
Hitachi HNAS (former Bluearc)
HP 3PAR
HP EVA
HP LeftHand
HP P Series
HP StorageWorks (MSAxxxx)
IBM DS Series
IBM N Series
IBM Storwize (Vxxxx)
IBM XIV Storage System
NetApp E Series
NetApp FAS Series
Nimble Storage CS Series
NEXSAN E/I Series
NEXSAN Beast/Boy
Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
Promise VTrak
Xiotech Emprise

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by lohelle » Jan 22, 2012 7:29 pm

Two Starwind nodes in HA-mode (10Gig sync). SSDs in node1, SAS in node 2 (fixed paths to node1, with node2 as backup)

20 SSD's and 32 SAS-drives. So no big environment.

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by dellock6 » Jan 22, 2012 8:16 pm

A mix of LeftHand clusters (both phisical P4000 and VSA), and Datacore installed on SuperMicro servers.

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by deevie » Jan 22, 2012 9:00 pm

HP EVA 4400 (2x)

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by bsousapt » Jan 22, 2012 10:23 pm

Here's some other systems to be added (i don't use all of them personally but i have seem them in some environments)

Hitachi AMS / USP / VSP
Hitachi HNAS (former Bluearc)
Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance

Open-E based appliance

Software SAN
NexentaStor based appliance
Openfiler based
FreeNAS


Hope it helps :)

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Post by NEM4EVER » Jan 22, 2012 10:42 pm

NEXSAN should be added :)

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by JZTOR » Jan 22, 2012 11:59 pm

We have a potential client with IBM XIV Storage System in production for vSphere 4/5.
Thanks.

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by jroot » Jan 23, 2012 12:46 am

Xiotech Emprise 5000

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by whatmot » Jan 23, 2012 1:14 am

Nimble storage iScSI - 16 x faster than our emc ax & dell/equalogic psxxx series....love it!
And easier to manage, configure and monitor! 300+ customers and growing...check it out...www.nimblestorage.com

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by tsightler » Jan 23, 2012 1:15 am

Isilon (EMC) Scalable NAS

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by dasherrill » Jan 23, 2012 2:24 am

3PAR F series
Promise VTrak

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by RML » Jan 23, 2012 3:59 am

IBM XIV

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by lpetzjr » Jan 23, 2012 4:09 am

We have used a variety of storage vendors, EMC, EqualLogic, and homebrew Open-e, but our current selection is Nimble. The performance is amazing, easily 5 times faster than any of the other systems. These guys have something really special.

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Post by valida » Jan 23, 2012 5:30 am

Fujitsu DX 80

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by ivan_cecoel » Jan 23, 2012 7:19 am

Two Hitachi USP!!

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by aschepers » Jan 23, 2012 7:27 am

HP EVA 8100

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by twano » Jan 23, 2012 7:35 am

HP EVA 4400

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by Ace T » Jan 23, 2012 7:46 am

IBM XIV

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by teammc01 » Jan 23, 2012 7:47 am

FUJITSU ETERNUS series

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by Andreas Neufert » Jan 23, 2012 9:13 am

Hi Anton,

in Germany we have many customers with IBM San Volume Controller SVC implementations.
Mostly used to build a 2 DR site active active Cluster with vdisk active-active mirroring.

As disk storage behind the SVC: IBM DS, HP EVA, Hitachi...

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by Andreas Neufert » Jan 23, 2012 9:16 am

Not often used but I know some companies that run their Database Servers under VMware with IBM ESS and DS8000

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by Andreas Neufert » Jan 23, 2012 9:23 am

Small customers and branch offices uses often Blade Technology with integrated shared Storage like:
IBM BladeCenter S (I implemented a lot of them with VMware in the field)
and some Systems based on a Intel Storage Server Balde concept for example Lynx CALLEO Datacenter Server 6049 from our partner transtec.

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by samb » Jan 23, 2012 9:38 am

Predominantly HP MSA2000i G1s and G2s, in 1Gb and 10Gb iSCSI

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by toabama » Jan 23, 2012 9:42 am

HP EVA 6100
Running 6200 software on controllers

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by rhnb » Jan 23, 2012 10:47 am

IBM N-Series (re-badged NetApp)

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by Ontrial » Jan 23, 2012 11:32 am

HP EVA 4400

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by Gostev » Jan 23, 2012 11:41 am

NEM4EVER wrote:NEXSAN Beast Series
Beast is DAS (direct attached storage), right?

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by tourdemon » Jan 23, 2012 12:41 pm

2- VNXe 3100

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by ckbrou » Jan 23, 2012 1:25 pm

1 Equallogic PS5000XV
1 Equallogic PS4100X

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Re: What is the PRODUCTION storage for your virtual environm

Post by NightBird » Jan 23, 2012 1:41 pm

Typicaly our customers run:
EMC VNX 5xxx serie (most of them 5100 or 5300)
DELL EqualLogic serie
Datacore SANmelody/SANsymphony-V

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