Please recommend cost-effective iSCSI storage model for new vSpere deployment for SMB - 2 ESX server custer, VMs - 4 mail servers (Lotus Domino), 2 file servers, 2 DCs, 100 users, under 1TB storage needs.
Need a reliable shared storage but with limited budged under 10K. A dual controller HP MSA2000i would be OK but a bit over budget - here it is over 11k without disks.
Is there any option, which can give confidence that it will not break and stop all services, or the budget is too tight?
Taking other approach, how much would you spend for reliable storage in small environment described above?