NAS for simple 2 node VMWare cluster


I'm looking for inexpensive NAS or SAN (approximately 15TB RAW storage) product to support VMWare 2 node cluster for 5 Fault Tolerant VMs and 10 High Available VMs. Ideally it would be 1 VMWare Host+ Storage in one building and same combination in another building. We have 2 10 Gb Fiber links between buildings .There should be some kind of replication between storage boxes to provide DR. We are planning to use Dell R720 servers with SFP+ for fiber connection to storage. Any suggestion, comment would be appreciated.

Thank you
AlexNovikovIntegrated Security Systems Engineer (Center of Exellence) Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You do not mention a budget, so it is difficult to gauge, what you consider as expensive.

1. Support VMware vSphere
2. Support VMware FT, HA
3. NAS or SAN (NFS and iSCSI)
4. Replication Between SANS

2 x NetApp FAS2520 (you can select between single and dual controllers)

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AlexNovikovIntegrated Security Systems Engineer (Center of Exellence) Author Commented:
I was looking at max $20000 for both Storage units. Including any licenses for replication, management, etc. Would SAN replication be a feature of VMWare or it is native for NetApp? Is this a real time replication?
Thank you
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Snapmirror is native to NetApp, and included in the Bundle software.

It's realtime, when you schedule it!

which could be every 15 mins, every 4 hours
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