Has anybody got any information good or bad regards the HP AiO 1200 series of SAN storage products, or any real world experience with Nexsan products, specifically the SATAboy enclosure?
basically I need storage, but like everybody my budget is very tight, I've not got what you would call an "enterprise" to support, but we are a good medium size corporate, and the SAN will be used primarily for DB storage and possibly hosting the Exchange server data store.
I'm considering the HP AiO and/or the Nexsan products because for the cost and seemingly easy deployment options this would appear to be my best choices thus far,
I would like as much capacity as I can get really and the figure I am kicking around is about 12TB total,
must be iSCSI really as I am not going to be able to spend the money on HBA's for the servers that I need to connect to the SAN.
my pricing is going to be around the $17k mark, both Nexsan and HP fall in or thereabouts this amount.
what have your experiences been like?