Solved

SAN vs Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces ?

Posted on 2014-03-02
2
1,335 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-25
I am trying to get a cheap, but good replacement from some old EqualLogic SANs.

Does anyone like "Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces" (links below) ?
  ** If not, what else do you recommend that is cheaper then EqualLogic SANs ?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/05/virtualizing-storage-for-scale-resiliency-and-efficiency.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-94-09-metablogapi/2148.clip_5F00_image004_5F00_6CC73340.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:finance_teacher
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Lee Ingalls
ID: 39900301
Not certain what your definition of "cheap" is or what size and features you have/need on the EqualLogic??

One year ago to the day I upgraded my storage to a Nimble CS220 for file serving of 3D CAD models and SQL Server databases. I've previously installed, administered and supported EMC, Compellant, HP and Dell stoarge products and could not be happier with the Nimble performance-price compared to the others. Nimble IOPS blows them all away. Excellent product!
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
convergint earned 500 total points
ID: 39902073
I've spent the last two months digging into Storage Spaces and unfortunately there is not a ton of Tier 1 vendors with a combined hardware solution that can support it.  If you are willing to build your own system, it is possible to get a very good SAN replacement for a fraction the cost of Equalogic SANS.

However, people who have used Storage Spaces say that they have not been able to get the speeds that Microsoft claim.  

We are going with a clustered server solution of Dells with the Starwind Virtual SAN software.  It is a very good product with lots of support and you are not locked into a SAN hardware vendor then.  The alternative is CEPH and Proxmox with Linux that works really well.
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

615 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