I am looking to put together a solution for a customer using the HP P4000 product line. My initial thoughts are either the P4500 G2 14.4 SAS or the P4500 G2 28.8 SAS solution.
My client wants to be able to store/archive digital interviews. They want a solution that would start them off at about 20TB and can grow to 100TB.
Here is my question: Of all the P4000 products, which one would be the best fit? There is:
P4300 G2 7.2TB SAS Starter SAN Solution (BK716A)
P4300 G2 16TB MDL SAS Starter SAN Solution (BK715A)
P4500 G2 14.4TB SAS Virtualization SAN Solution (BQ888A)
P4500 G2 28.8TB SAS Multi-Site SAN Solution (BQ889A)
P4800 G2 31.5TB SAS SAN Solution for BladeSystem (BV931A)
P4800 G2 42TB SAS SAN Solution for BladeSystem (BV932A)
I figured that I would ride the middle here and go with the P4500 G2 option, but what is the difference between the Virtualization and Multi-Site San Solutions? Aside from the obvious HW differences (24 vs 48 drives to start, 4 vs 8 -1GbE ports), does it really matter which one or is there another solution I should be looking at that will allow for growth, etc.