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    Is it an end of the Era for FC SAN?

    I guess the question is about FC. I'm sure that Fibre Channel is the best performing technic for building a SAN but it's also very expensive. I don't think that FC SAN will disappear from the market, but it's meaning to the market will probably significantly decrease.
  2. Thanks for your answers! We'll see what negotiations with management and supplyers bring.
  3. Has anyone an idea what Dell product would be compareable to HP P2000 MSA or IBM DS3500?
  4. Hi, Thanks for your reply. At first I also thougt that the task could be completed without a centralized storage. But all VM have to be available 24/7 with only a minimum of downtime and as far as i know vmove and HA (or equivalent from other software manufacturers) assume a centralizes storage to provide this features. I also thougt of a NAS-Solution but I am afraid that this would slow down the databases. I don't like that there are so many databases with similar informations but i don't have influence on this development (it's an R&D thing) Budget for this project is not fixed yet. But I expect $30k for upgrading 2 computers as hosts, 1 new host, switches, software and storage. Thanks for the hint for Nimble, Tegile and Starboard. I did't know them and will have a look for it.
  5. Anyone with an idea? What do you think about IBM DS3500 or HP P2000 MSA? What NetApp product would be compareable to these two competitors?
  6. Oh, I forgot: - redundant power supply! - redundant controller!
  7. Hi there, At first kindly excuse my failurs in english but I hope you can understand me. I'm new to this forum and I have a question I didn't found in the forum's archive yet. I'm looking for a shared-storage for a planned environment as follows: - 3 hosts, vmware vsphere standard 5.1 - 15 virtual machines -- windows -- 1x oracle db (mainly write operations) -- several times mssql server (mainly read operations) -- 1x ms exchange - iSCSI or NFS preffered - in-storage-backup-solution would be appriciated, NAS for backup is available - at least 4,5 TB of available disk space for the VMs (all together the machines have 2,6 TB of disk space, it's expected that there is a need for another 5 vm in the next 5 years) On the websites of the storage manufacturers I found several products but I didn't find any information how to find out what product fits best for my needs. Can anyone help to find out which products probably perform in an acceptable way? Thanks L