roelvdw2
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Question about new storage

Hi

I am working for a non profit organization in Belgium with a low budget (around 25.000 € for all investments).

Have a spare budget for maintenance around 10.000 €.

I am looking for a new storage solution for next year.

At this moment I have 2 vSphere 5.5 U3 hosts (Essentials Plus) connected to a HP P2000 MSA G3 SAN with SAS cables.

DPack gives us following result > Throughput : 55 MB/s ; Max IOPS : 1300 Average IOPS : 1000 - 1100 IOPS.

I have about 8 VM's (3 * AD, 2 * RDS 2008R2 , SharePoint Services 3.0, Exchange 2010,File & Printserver) . SQL Server is also needed for the future.

Bruto capacity at this moment is 7.2 TB (12 * 600 GB 10k SAS disks) , Netto capacity is 3.6 TB (Have 3 RAID-5 LUN's with 3 disks and one spare ).

I am looking at the following storage solutions for entry level storage connected by 2 x 1Gb Switches (iSCSI)

- EMC VNXe 3200 (14 * 600 GB SAS 10k/15k disks)

- Nimble CS210 (8TB raw capacity , 6TB netto capacity)

- HP MSA 2040 (14 * 600 GB SAS Disks)

- Huawei OceonStore S2200T v1 (14 * 600 GB SAS Disks)

- Dell Equallogic PS4100XV (12 * 600 GB 15k SAS)

- Dell PowerVault MD3220i (14 * 600 GB 10k SAS)

- Dell Compellent SCv2020 (12 * 900 GB 10K SAS)

Which of these solutions do you advise me  ? Other sugesstions are also welcome

Kind regards

Roel

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SG1234
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hi - have you checked pure storage ?

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AntonVZhbankov
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Fujitsu Eternus 100 might be an option.

But after all, I'd probably check if current MSA can be connected to MSA2040 as additional disk shelf.

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru
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rock0n
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VMware Employee

I'd take a look a our VSAN solution. You just need supported Servers, Raid Controller, Internal Disks / SSDs and the VSAN licenses.With VSAN 6.1 you can create a cluster with only two nodes.

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roelvdw2
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H‌i

not yet

any idea About price of PureStorage?

thx for reply

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roelvdw2
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Hi

thx for reply. Do you have any idea About pricing VSAN 6?

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