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Re: [Xen-users] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?

To: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?
From: Steven Timm <timm@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 15:46:18 -0600 (CST)
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We are using the Bluearc NAS appliance and it has been working well
for us for 3-4 years now.  Certainly not the cheapest but more than
worth the purchase price.


On Sat, 11 Dec 2010, Rudi Ahlers wrote:

If you use any NAS (or a SAN) devices, what do you use? And I'm
referring more to larger scale network storage than your home PC or
home theater system.

We've had very good experiences with our NetGear ReadyNAS devices but
I'm in the market for something new. The NetGear's aren't the cheapest
ones around but they do what it says on the box. My only real gripe
with them is the lack of decent scalability.

TheCus devices seems to be rather powerful as well, and you can stack
upto 5 units together. But that's where the line stops.

I'm now looking for something that could scale beyond 100TB on one
device (not necessarily one unit though) and find it frustrating that
most NAS's come in 1U or 2U at most.

Maybe I'm just not shopping around enough, or maybe I prefer to well
known brands, I don't know.

So, what do you use?
How well does it work for you?
And, how reliable / fast / scalable is it?

Steven C. Timm, Ph.D  (630) 840-8525
timm@xxxxxxxx  http://home.fnal.gov/~timm/
Fermilab Computing Division, Scientific Computing Facilities,
Grid Facilities Department, FermiGrid Services Group, Assistant Group Leader.

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