I know this has been asked a thousand times already and I have been reading through many of the answers on EE and elsewhere but still asking for myself. I am planning to implement a SAN in my company. This is the first SAN -nothing in place already. We have several HP servers that will be connected to it and running VMWare. There are a million vendors and product lines out there and deciding has been tough but in a nutshell these are my priorities:
Reliability and redundancy. - Failure is not an option. There must be no single points of failure anywhere.
Future proof. - Both in capacity and performance. There is a limit to how fast we will grow but I estimate about 5TB per year. Currently sitting on around 40TB
Performance. -So currently using local storage and getting noisy neighbour syndrome. There should be no performance bottlenecks now.
I think I have whittled the field down to two vendors and products I really like. Similar pricing. Similar capacity. Similar performance. Very different execution.
HP 3Par 8200 vs Nimble CS300
I am really torn between the 2 systems to the point I was just asking the sales people for their battlecards. Someone with knowledge please help...