Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

iSCSI SAN solution

Posted on 2013-12-06
2
Medium Priority
?
522 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hello,
I'm looking for some advice on an iSCSI SAN solution for our company.  We currently have an IBM DS4700 and IBM DS5020 that are starting to give us performance bottlenecks with the growing needs.  We would like to integrate a new SAN to move some of the data from the DS4700 to allow us some better mb/sec and IOPS.  Adding an additional drawer to the DS5020 is too expensive(plus is is end of life soon) and going to an IBM Storewize solution is too expensive.  We don't want to invest more that 25k because we're planning on moving most of our infrastructure into a cloud based solution within the next 3 years so all IBM, Dell and HP solutions are too expensive.  Does anyone know of another physical hardware solution that can potentially save me money considering our situation?  Something that can integrate an SSD cache would be nice.

Additional
Need to connect 15 VMWARE hosts
We will probably have a SQL server and Exchange 2010 running off this new solution
0
Comment
Question by:sthubert
2 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
Paul Solovyovsky earned 1000 total points
ID: 39701548
I think you need to define IOPs, storage requirements, etc..

Are current bottlenecks related to capacity, IOPS, head units, etc..? Nimble may be an option, it's a poor man's Netapp.  For $25K you're not going to get much, at the end of they day it's all about hard drives and to get capacity for sql, etc.. you'll need to spend some money.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sthubert
ID: 39732709
We has our IBM reseller offer us a V5000 at a more than reasonable price and we'll be able to upgrade as we need.  Thanks for your assistance anyway.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade.  Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
How much do you know about the future of data centers? If you're like 50% of organizations, then it's probably not enough. Read on to get up to speed on this emerging field.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Suggested Courses

963 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question