Currently have about 100 employees and about 10 servers (Exchange, SQL, file, print, etc...). We are a complete Dell shop. All data is cuurently stored on local storage for each server. I would like to purchase a NAS in the next couple months and use it to store:
- a VMWare datastore (approximately 800GB)
- all data currently on our old file server (approximately 800GB)
- Exchange data (currently running 2003 but will be upgrading to 2010. Would like to store information store db files here)
What is the best way to go about choosing the right NAS? I'm assuming I could go with iSCSI, attaching it to the Exchange server, File Server and VMWare ESXi Server?
I will be getting something in the 8-12TB range, but need some help in understanding the basics of how it attaches and possible forseen issues with bandwidth...?? Thanks.