Dell Powervault NX3200
Posted on 2014-01-09
I'm looking for some insight and direction. I have a server that needs to be replaced and it's been suggested that a NAS (Powervault NX3200) could be a possibility versus purchasing a new server. The solution will be strictly as a file "server". We have file sharing in several locations and it's time to nip that in the bud by moving all file shares into 1 location. I understand the Powervault comes with Windows Server 2012 installed. Is this a good option to replace an aging server and move file shares into a NAS?
As an fyi, I do have an Equallogic PS6100XS in place that's running like a champ with a 2-node Hyper-V cluster. (I am about to add a 3rd node within the next few weeks). However, I did make a mistake purchasing the 1 gig instead of spending a few extra bucks for the 10 gig initially. (I was led to believe it could be upgraded to 10 at a later date. That was the BIG mistake but that's another talk show.