Posted on 2004-10-29
I am looking for some opinions about different storage solutions. (SANS) I am looking at three different vendors. I have done my research and seen demos of all systems. I would like some opinions from those who have used the solutions. I have a mixed network of Windows 2003 and Solaris 9 (V440s). There will be several Oracle databases on the SAN. About 12 server to start and then growing. My main concerns are ease of management and performance and eventual integration with Netbackup. In the beginning I will still back up over the LAN and not the SAN.
I am looking at a Net APP FAS270, HP EVA 3000 and EMC CX300.
Net App is pushing ISCSI and trying to sell the point theirs can do either IP or Fibre.
HP talks alot about their disk virtualization which is different then EMC and Net App hardware RAID of LUNs
And EMC - well they are pretty much standing behind their name.
Anyone have any experience with any of these systems that can give me to good, the bad and the ugly?
Price is a factor but willing to spend a little more if the benefits are worth it.