I found that the following device is capable of snapshotting, iSCSI , VMware VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI, etc. and can provide several TB of storage with fault-tolerance RAID.
1) So it appears that just like with the more expensive devices, this will support VMware VMotion and HA using iSCSI targets (can someone confirm?).
It seems one could use this device in production for a small number of servers/applications/users
2) So I am wondering... what is really the difference between this device and a more expensive SAN, when put in a small environment of 2~3 virtual servers and 5~10 employee ?
3) Lastly, is there any other product with a low price point that would allow using all the SAN-based features of VMware that performs better than this Synology device?
Thank you for your insights!!