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HP EVA 4100 vs EMC

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Hello,

we are planning to purchase a SAN system similar to an HP EVA4100 storage system. We are now very well informed about EVA4100 characteristics, but we are wondering if EMC has a better product (Clarion, i think)

I would like opinons or references to comparisons of both systems, in terms of price, high availability, performance, etc... Wich one would you get? Why)

Any independent comparisons out there i can check?

Any comment or link will be very helpful.

Thanks again
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Thanks kkrans

The problem is i am also an EVA follower. I would like to hear things against it.

Good answer anyway!

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Hi,

this is a very political question...  People familiar with HP will recommend EVA. People knowing the Clariion will recommend EMC.

I know the Clariions better. CX3 is the actual product range. Considering performance it's supposed to be better, it's fully redundant with 4GBit/s throughput from the front to the very backend.

VRAID seems a nice solution, there is also a downside - you never know where your data actually is. performance optimizing and tiering gets almost impossible. With a Clariion you can build high performance groups for like SAP and low performance RAID -groups for the FileServer and you always know ecaxtly where the data is.

EMC also offers a broad SW portfolio and different support and service options.


did you also check 3PAR?

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I would also check out NetApp's offerings as well. They are currently second to EMC in the Mid Range (CX, EVA) market

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