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  1. Hello everyone! My organization is currently in the process of investigating options for replacing our currently primary storage platform. Details of the current setup: 2 * Dell-EMC VNX5200 appliances in our production DC A 3rd VNX5200 in our DR DC (located in a separate country than the prod DC) RecoverPoint appliances for a modest amount block-level replication between appliances 90-95% storage presented to VMware vSphere environment, with the rest presented to Oracle physical DB servers All storage currently presented via FC/block Some of the requirements Increase in performance over existing platform Able to handle a wide range of workloads and IO requirements Move to iSCSI Replication and the appliance level (i.e., migrate away from RecoverPoint appliances) Better file support – it would be nice to present more of our files shares natively at the appliance level (not a must, but nice-to-have) Better ability to leverage storage snapshots (i.e., Veeam Storage Snapshot backups) We are currently looking at two vendors/models: the Dell-EMC Unity range (most likely hybrid Unity 400), and the NetApp FAS range (most likely FAS2650 range). Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on the above? Are you going through a similar process yourself? Are you using either vendor in your current environment? Would you have any other alternative suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help or advice on the above.
  2. The EMC VNX5200 is a key entry in a their new wave of unified storage arrays that are architected to take advantage of flash storage, multi-core CPUs and modern datacenter network environments. Its affordability, flexibility in configuration, and access to VNX2 management software and third-party integrations makes for a formidable overall package for the midmarket. EMC VNX5200 Review
  3. Interestingly, VSPEX BLUE is the first EVO: RAIL solution to be offered in two RAM configurations, the lower being a little less expensive and designed for scenarios where less performance is required. From a storage perspective, currently the EMC VSPEX BLUE HCIA is a combination of HDDs and SSDs (the SSDs being used for caching) with a single 14.4TB capacity SKU. There is room for an all-flash version in the future however, an all-flash HCIA would offer the above benefits at greater overall performance. EMC Announces VSPEX BLUE Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance
  4. Hello Friends, > I have really enjoyed learning from your professional performance reviews. However I am still a novice when it comes to SAN/NAS systems. I am creating a side by side comparison of the dual controller (HA) 12 (3.5)drive+ NAS systems that you have reviewed so that I have a better understanding of which vendor fits where on the performance list. I have data from your website for: EMC / VNXe 3200, EchoStreams / DuraStreams DSS320 and Quanta / mesos cb220. I have a few questions that I would greatly appreciate if you could answer for me if you found a little time: > > 1) For the 4k random 100% R/W, average and Max latency, 8K and 128K sequential data. Was that data gathered from fio? Its not alway clear if fio was the synthetic benchmark > 2) Were these devices configured in a RAID set with the Device GUI/Utility? In what RAID formation was the durastreams_dss320 & mesos cb220 data gathered at? RAID 5 like the EMC VNXe3200 review? > 3) Besides the three devices mentioned above, do you have data on any other Medium-sized dual controller (HA), 10gE NAS systems that I missed? > 4) According to a 2013 report EMC shares this market mostly with NetApp. Have you reviewed any of NetApp's devices (I see FAS2240-2 but that is a 2.5 drive array and SSD reliant)? > 5) For the JetStor NAS 1600S do you have RAID 5 data (as opposed to the data on your site which is RAID 10, 50 & 60)? So that I can unify the results with the other reviews... > 6) I know that i am asking a lot here but are you able to send out raw data to me from these devices? As I couldn't possibly afford to do all this testing myself... > > Thank you in advance > Steven Roberts
  5. amdoverclocker

    Storage for Splunk

    Anyone care to go into detail on their Splunk storage/server setup? We are looking into the EMC solution, Isilon. Not sure I am sold that its the right solution for me but I'd like to hear from others on how they handle Splunk data. We are looking at 25-35GB/day or so with a retention period of 18 to 24 months. Thanks!

    EMC VNX upgrade options

    Hi, A friend has asked for some informal advice about upgrading a data archive system based around an EMC VNX 5100. It is configured with an external drive enclosure filled with 3 TB SATA drives, so it's not a performance oriented system - more bulk entry-level online storage. What are the upgrade options? My understanding is that I can just add another DAE configured with drives. Another shelf of 3 TB drives would be OK, but given data growth expectations, I was wondering whether 4 TB drives are available or suitable. The plan would be to add 8 drives (in RAID6 + spare) initially, and then as demands increase fill the shelf with another 7 drives in RAID6. In the more distant future, it is possible that the 5100 might need upgrading, are the V3 DAEs/drives compatible with the 5200 series?
  7. For all the excitement that has spread about this update via Twitter, enthusiast blogs and XtremIO competitors, one fact remains; the online vitriol is largely one-way. XtremIO customers don't seem to care all that much about the update being disruptive. The EMC XtremIO 3.0 Disruptive Update Debate - Customers Don't Care
  8. EMC has announced the general availability of their XtremIO all flash arrays. XtremIO was acquired by EMC in May of last year as a way to boost EMC's offerings and visibility in the all flash array arena. EMC showed off "Project X" at VMworld a few months later, touting the unique feature set that let XtremIO bricks run at a consistent and predictable IO and throughput rate over its life and at any available capacity level. This past summer at EMC World, XtremIO were said to be in directed availability, which more or less means being sold to their best and friendliest customers. All that is past us now as XtremIO arrays hit the big time, now generally available for the first time and ready to compete in the competitive and cutthroat high-performance flash storage array segment. EMC Announces General Availability of XtremIO Flash Arrays