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Thoughts on EMC Isilon product when using CIFS?

Anyone have any thoughts on EMC's Isilon product? We are considering them and looking for unbiased input. We are concerned about data corruption, performance, multi-drive failures, quality of support reps, drive replacements, etc.

We're with Equallogic right now.

We're a windows shop so I imagine we'll be using CIFS shares. Never used that before so not sure what to be aware of.
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Duncan Meyers

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks. They are proposing a 3 node cluster. They are saying we can lose up to two drives per cluster (one on each node), or a whole node. This is the NL nodes I'm guessing. We're using sata drives, not sas or sd.
Duncan Meyers

So that's better data protection than any current RAID schema. As an aside, What you've got there is where RAID is headed as conventional parity RAIDs break in the next couple of years as the Single Bit Error Rate on a drive is exceeded by the number of bits on a big SATA drive.

The NL boxes are quick despite being SATA only but you need to confirm your requirements against what you're purchasing.
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Thanks! Glad I could help.
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