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
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
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.