Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Best websites to compare physical storage and backup appliance

Posted on 2016-10-03
6
Medium Priority
?
134 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-22
Experts:   Is there any website  where I can  make comparison of similar  servers/products.
For example:
1.  I want to  find/compare DELL EQUALLOGIC PS6210E or  DELL DR 4300  with other companies offering the same product.
2.  I want to find companies who offer similar products like DELL EQUALLOGIC PS 6201E or DELL DR 4300

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:cgeorgeisaac
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:kevinhsieh
kevinhsieh earned 2000 total points
ID: 41827598
What kind of comparison are you looking for? The IDG buyers guide just goes off published spec sheets, and doesn't include things like how well something actually works, or how easy it is to use.

I can tell you I like to read Storage Magazine for trends and such. There is great discussion from users and vendors on another site I am at a lot.  It might be against ToS to mention it, but lets just say that there is a company that does free helpdesk and networking inventory software that has a spicy community section.

I would advise against EqualLogic. It was great 10 years ago,  but that snapshots are nearly useless because block is 15 MB,  and Dell is going to kill it. They were going to kill EqualLogic and move everyone to their Compellent platform, and that was before the EMC purchase.

As an owner of both, I can tell you that Nimble Storage has a much better platform.

SAN, or at least traditional SAN may not be the best for you. Can't say without knowing more about your environment and requirements.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:kevinhsieh
ID: 41827607
It looks like the Dell DR 4300 is a deduplication backup target, much like the industry pioneer Data Domain, which Dell also now owns via EMC. I suspect that product will get killed too at some point.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cgeorgeisaac
ID: 41828545
Thank  you for your very helpful answers.   Of course the IDG buyers guide is good provided I know the various products associated with a specific technology.   So my guess is there is no website available where  I throw my specs and will recommend a specific product from any vendor.
0
Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
kevinhsieh earned 2000 total points
ID: 41828624
Comparison shopping for storage technology is notoriously difficult as the vendors try really hard not to make it a commodity buying process.

I really suggest you look at the spicy community site I recommended earlier. Feel free to post what your needs are, what you are considering, and then for alternatives. If you don't offer up your needs first, you will get push back from the community that you need to start there, and be forewarned that many people will say that you don't need SAN until you hit massive scale, and that other alternatives like replicated server storage (VMware vSAN, Starwind Software Virtual SAN, SimpliVity, Scale Computing, etc.) is a better fit.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cgeorgeisaac
ID: 41833759
Thank you
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cgeorgeisaac
ID: 41843070
k
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Suggested Courses

971 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