SAN technologies: traditional vs virtual
Posted on 2008-10-23
We are preparing to bring a SAN into our environment. We are currently debating traditional vs. virtual technology. We have narrowed the field to the Hitachi AMS1000 (possibly the 2300 now that it has been released) vs the HP EVA 8100.
I would like to hear from folks who have used both systems. Why did you chose to purchase that technology and why you have either chosen to stay with it or dump it (or wish you could)?
One of the main areas we are struggling with is understanding the effect of disparate systems sharing a large disk group on the EVA. Is there really a noticable performance penalty because of this or is it a wash against the benefits of using all of your spindles?
From an administrative standpoint, we are all sold on the ease of management offered by the EVA.
Thanks for your help!