[Chugalug] OT: Favorite SAN vendor?

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 19:13:11 UTC 2013

If performance is more important that price, SolidFire if sort of the
Ferrari of SANs. Our marketing is exclusive to CSPs but we have SANs in
production at a few enterprise customers.

It's pricey, ~$0.20/GB effective capacity (the start 60TB system is around
$300K). But if you need guaranteed IOPS, it's the only real solution on the
market. It's built from the ground-up for QoS. And the IOPS scale as you
add capacity.

One other draw back is that we won't have FCoE until later this year. Right
now it's pure iSCSI.



Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Aaron Welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> I put in a call to the place I used to work will let you know what they
> have for you.  If they give me good answers I will connect you with them.
> -AW
> On Mar 13, 2013, at 2:42 PM, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking at getting a new SAN for work specifically for a VMWare
> (vSphere and View) infrastructure, so I need high performance options since
> we'll be running around 900 VMs on it out of the gate. Does anyone have a
> SAN vendor that they are just really happy with? We are locked into EMC for
> part of our deployment due to software and vendor requirements, but my
> VMWare deployment will have no such limitations and I'ld love to hear what
> others like/think about the different options out there.
> >
> > Currently my hosts are use 10Gb FCoE to connect to the current SAN but
> would not be opposed to looking at other options.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Bret
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