Discussions specific to the VMware vSphere hypervisor
Post Reply
rboynton
Enthusiast
Posts: 57
Liked: 7 times
Joined: Jun 25, 2015 12:59 am
Full Name: Rick Boynton
Contact:

Best SAN Recommendation

Post by rboynton » Nov 16, 2015 9:03 pm

We have been using Dell Equallogic SANs for many years starting with the PS6100. Looking to purchase a new one. Vendors always say theirs is best. Can anyone recommend best performing SAN for the money? Need around 40TB.

ndolson
Influencer
Posts: 13
Liked: 2 times
Joined: Jan 08, 2015 3:56 pm
Full Name: Neal
Contact:

Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Post by ndolson » Nov 16, 2015 9:41 pm 1 person likes this post

Well that's about like saying you need a car with 4 doors, which should you buy ;) What are your needs/requirements?

rboynton
Enthusiast
Posts: 57
Liked: 7 times
Joined: Jun 25, 2015 12:59 am
Full Name: Rick Boynton
Contact:

Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Post by rboynton » Nov 16, 2015 9:45 pm

Needs? Best performing SAN for the money. I know there are lots of options, including tiered storage. Currently using 1gig connectivity with iSCSI. Don't think it is worth upgrading our VMWare infrastructure to support 10gb.

jtisgeek
Veeam ProPartner
Posts: 3
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Jan 14, 2014 8:11 pm
Full Name: Jason W Thomas
Contact:

Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Post by jtisgeek » Nov 16, 2015 10:31 pm

How big is your VMware environment?
Jason Thomas, Mirazon Systems Engineer
Veeam VMCE v8 ,VMTSP v8

Check out my blogs. http://www.mirazon.com/blog/

rboynton
Enthusiast
Posts: 57
Liked: 7 times
Joined: Jun 25, 2015 12:59 am
Full Name: Rick Boynton
Contact:

Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Post by rboynton » Nov 16, 2015 10:34 pm

Three hosts, about 35 VM's. Four VM's are SQL servers and one Exchange server. Right now, using one SAN with all NL-SAS drives & 1 GB connectivity.

Delo123
Expert
Posts: 361
Liked: 109 times
Joined: Dec 28, 2012 5:20 pm
Full Name: Guido Meijers
Contact:

Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Post by Delo123 » Nov 17, 2015 8:25 am

There are a lot of good vendors out there. Of course its always a budget question. SDS (DataCore / Starwind etc.) are also good options if there is some in house competence. Some of the newer "Start-Ups" are of course also worth looking at, be sure to check if they have their support in order...
If dealing with a new vendor be sure to do a decent POC and dont trust their marketing without actually testing.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google [Bot] and 16 guests