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

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?
From: Melody Bliss <melodybliss@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 08:21:40 -0800
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Why don't you go with something like NetApp? It's expensive, but if
you're looking for scalability, you've got it there by adding
additional shelves. Plus you can design it for reliability (redundant
heads for example).

For example, as FAS6280 has a maximum raw capacity of 2880 TB (before
RAID) which would give you way more than enough space and room to

If you're not looking for that much capacity, you could go with a
FAS3210 which has a maximum raw capacity (pre-RAID) of 480TB.


On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx> 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.
> 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.

Melody Bliss
Usenix, SAGE and LOPSA Charter Member
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