Is anyone up on the latest when it comes to SANs for VMWare?
Estimates of data store requirements:
File Server 2TB data (currently data set is 500GB), growing 100GB/year currently.
Database (100GB of data, currently 8GB, giving plenty of room for growth. The database is Pervasive)
A couple of domain controllers. A terminal server. Possibly some growth with regards to file sharing such as Microsoft Sharepoint.
The user count is around 65. But maybe 50 will be active at any given point in time. If it helps, on a daily basis only about 1GB of data is changed per day. (This is the size of the incremental backup)
I think 12TB of usable space would be enough for anything conceivable for the next five years.
The servers will mostly be Windows 2012. Possibly some Linux servers in the future.
I would prefer some sort of redundancy on the SAN since I am going to be putting all the eggs in that one basket.
I have seen SANs that replicate to each other while appearing as one device to the VMWare server.
Budget is around 20K. It could possibly go as high as 30K. This probably rules out Netapp and EMC.
I don't need the full 12TB. 5TB or 6TB will suffice for now and may for the near term future as well.