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Storage solution for Business

We are looking for a storage solution for a client.
The current solution is the following:
SBS 2008 (Exchange/Data), Windows 2003 (for SQL databases), Storageworks MSA60 attached to the SBS08. Network is Gigabit (no wireless)
They are expending quickly and the volume of data is growing fast (going paperless).
We'd like to put the data into a NAS (moved them from SBS - that includes user profiles data - "my documents"...).
We might need two NAS (one for current data, one for archived data)
Thank you for your recommendations.
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ChickensaurCommented:
This is a little tougher because you don't give a price bracket.  However, a number of my clients use Buffalo Terrastations.  I also believe Linksys has a couple of expandable NAS solutions.  Most of my clients are small businesses with a couple of servers and they seem to like the Terastations.
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astrosbsAuthor Commented:
Price should not really be the issue (accountant firm) :)
At this stage the important factor is integration to AD and expandability.
I was thinking snapserver or HP X1000 series.
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astrosbsAuthor Commented:
Sorry forgot to mention, we are in Australia. Nexenta doe snot seem to be available.
NetApp, looks like a SAN solution. I was thinking more of NAS solution.
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edattoliCommented:
Nexenta are just software, you can buy it over the web, and buy localy a Supermicro box for install Nexenta.

Netapp is a SAN and NAS solution (all in the same box)
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astrosbsAuthor Commented:
so in our situation, what would suggest?
Thanks
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edattoliCommented:
if you have budget, NetApp is the best option.
But if your buget are limited, Nexenta + Supermicro can be a good option.
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astrosbsAuthor Commented:
How much are we talking about for NetApp?
Nexenta looks good but with the lack of partners in Australia, it might not be the best solution for us (implementation and support). I might not too sure about the product being compatible with SBS 08.
I was looking at Snapserver or HP X1000 series, any feedback?
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edattoliCommented:
The price for a netapp box (entry level) are over USD 20k.
And about nexenta... if your office are at Sidney, maybe I can help you with the implementation and support.
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astrosbsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help, we have decided to go for Netapp appliances.
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astrosbsAuthor Commented:
Sorry I meant  Snapserver appliances... I must be really tired :)
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