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    EMC VNX & Dell EqualLogic

    Set it and forget it – I like the sound of that! Other considerations – I guess the dilemma for us is that we have been using the EMC`s for the last 6 years and they have been flawless, absolute workhorses why change the vendor. Both solutions will fulfil all of our requirements. I seem to be mesmerised with the EqualLogic SSD but can’t help feel sentimental about FC and EMC. Unless someone can provide a compelling argument which could sway us either way it may come down to the toss of a coin.
  2. JScottBarate

    EMC VNX & Dell EqualLogic

    Hi all First time post and not that techie – would be grateful for any advice. We are going to replace our 6 year old EMC CX310. Only two vendors in the running EMC and Dell – our budget £44k inclusive of VAT both vendors have offered us the following solutions based on DPack and SP collects. EMC VNX5200 £44K 1 x VNX5200 array with – Dual Active/Active block storage controllers (SPs) Intel Xeon E5-2600 4-Core CPU with 16GB RAM (per SP) 2 x FlexIO module bays (per SP) 2x 8Gb FC ports (4per SP for host connectivity) Dual redundant UPS (standby power supplies) Disk configuration – 8.35 UTB High Performance Pool (Estimated HOST IOPS: 1400) Block Storage comprising of, 18x 600GB 10k SAS 16.1 UTB Low Performance Pool (Estimated HOST IOPS: 288) Block Storage comprising of, 8x 3000GB 7.2k NL-SAS Vault Drives comprising of 4x 600GB 10k SAS Hot spares – 1x 600GB 10k SAS, 1x 3TB NL-SAS 2 x EMC Connectrix DS-300B (8 Ports Enabled per switch) Software – Thin Provisioning, SAN Copy, Block Deduplication, Block Compression, 5 Years Enhanced Hardware and Software Support EqualLogic PS6210XS £44k EqualLogic PS6210XS, Ultra High Performance Hybrid Solid State and 10K SAS 2.5" Drives Components 17x 1.2TB 10K SAS 2.5" and 7x 800GB Solid State Drives - 26TB Capacity Power Cord, C13 to C14, PDU Style, 12 Amps, 0.6M, Qty 1 Redundant Power Supply, 700W Dual Controllers, 10Gb, High Availability with Failover ReadyRails II Static Rails for 4-post Racks 5Yr ProSupport Plus and 4hr Mission Critical PowerConnect 8132F, 24x 10GbE SFP+ Ports, up to 32 max via 40GbE Uplink Module Components UK/Ireland 220V Power cord PC 81xx 5Yr ProSupport and 4hr Mission Critical The EMC falls within budget due to the FC switches being a lot cheaper than ISCSI Decisions decisions! Happy to supply more info as required. BTW we are a school with around 1500 users, Microsoft environment, Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, SCCM etc… All Servers are VM`s using VMWare 4.1 Thanks in advance.