[CDBUG-talk] SAN disk systems?

Jonathan Franks jonathan.franks at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 09:11:39 EDT 2005

On 10/2/05, Steve Moon <steve.moon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm evaluating several SAN "solutions" -- about 6-7TB, Fibre Channel
> and/or iSCSI, primarily FC, primary app would be big SQL database servers.
> Can anyone offer insights? NetApp seems pretty nice, StorageTek has a
> _really_ zippy unit we're testing, EMC sales people seem to be jerks and I'm
> not thrilled with their architecture in the CX500/700 with their datamovers,
> etc. LeftHand and Equallogic are both nice but iSCSI only and I'm not sure
> how they would work with a production workload.
> Any thoughts/comments appreciated.

I don't have a lot of info at this point, but we've been looking at Apple's
Xserve Raid recently, mostly because of cost. We are supposed to be getting
a demo unit in. I'm not sure what your timeframe is but I'll let you know
how it goes if you like.


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