Netapp vs Tegile for VMware ESXi 6.5

Hello everyone,

We are overhauling our infrastructure and wanted to know some opinions on both of these SAN units. We are looking into the Netapp FAS2650 & Tegile T4100 IFA to house our VMs. Biggest concerns are how well both integrate and function with Veeam 9.5 and ESXi 6.5. Does anyone have major issues or gripes with either one of these? We are planning on using iSCSI for the protocol, but heard NFS is gaining popularity. Which is a better practice, still continue to use iSCSI or use NFS? Any benefits or cons of using one over the other? Here is a quick rundown of our proposed infrastructure:

2- ESXi 6.5 hosts (Cisco UCS C220 M5s)
~200 users
~25 Virtual Machines
Planning on using 2x Nexus 3524x for the server backbone (all 10Gig including SAN & hosts)

Would appreciate some opinions and recommendations.

Richard BrodeanSystem AdministratorAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, NetApp is old technology based on NAS (NFS) trying to play catch-up with Tegile!

iSCSI used to be fashionable, and flies over 10GBe, but on NetApp iSCSI is an overhead, because it's built ontop of the NFS stack! - NetApp is Native NFS

Most if not all of our clients, which rolled out iSCSI in the 20s, have no migrated to NFS.

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