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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: David Gonzalez Herrera <dgonzalezh@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 13:18:59 -0500
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Well my two cents on this,

As NAS/SAN I use a Rackable Systems server with CentOS 5.5 x64, 4 1TB disks and bonded Ethernet NICs, I built that box for about $500 disks are SATA II, and NICs are integrated Broadcom GiE, and if you wan scalability it's just a matter of getting more units and stack'em using GFS or something, I haven't set that up ever, I just create new RAD arrays and mount points as the need grows.

If you want something bigger than 2U there's aklways the good old Proliant DL585 which is a monster 4U, and I've seen 8U beasts on eBay, so I guess it's just a matter of looking into it, and don't forget the lame Dell powervaults.

Hope this is some sort of guideline for your project,

Good luck.

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On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 11:15 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.

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?

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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