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Best SAN Recommendation

Veeam Logoby rboynton » Mon 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.
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Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Veeam Logoby ndolson » Mon 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?
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Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Veeam Logoby rboynton » Mon 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.
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Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Veeam Logoby jtisgeek » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:31 pm

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Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Veeam Logoby rboynton » Mon 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.
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Re: Best SAN Recommendation

Veeam Logoby Delo123 » Tue 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.
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