Posted on 2011-10-20
Looking for some advice, pointers, or caveats that I may not be aware of.
Our current issue.
We have bottlenecks in our network. we had gig switches and teamed network on our server. we have a 6tb direct attached storage that does about 500mb read/write locally. We have windows 2003 server which host the storage. our storage is 14 x 600GB sas drives in a raid 50.
We have about 50 workstations reading hundreds/thousands of small files then creating an image or video and writing it back to the storage. We have 40 users reading and writing files from their workstations to the same storage.
With prefmon i found that we had saturated our network and then sometimes our disk queue.
We had dell analyze our network. They offered us a equaligic solution. Basically 2 servers with vmware. Two 10gige switches and their san storage.
We are currently working with HP and IBM.
Any recommendations on what to get from dell, hp, or IBM. We would love to consider supermicro or building out the system with other technologies.