I've got a HP G7 2 node cluster running on NetApp FAS just now. The site is not compute intensive, with some licence servers, AD, Printer, DNS, etc, and Exchange. However, they have a relatively large storage requirement - approx. 12TB and it needs to be fast (not all-flash fast, but responsive).
I'm contemplating renewing this with G9 hosts directly attached with 10G iScsi using either an HP MSA 2042 or NetApp E-2724. Both are almost identical commercially.
They seem fairly similar, although the MSA offers more drive compatibility and uses re-direct on write. Both specs have SSD cache.
Anyone have any input?