[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Boris Epstein borepstein at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 16:25:58 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Matty <matty91 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Chan Chung Hang Christopher
> <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> > John Doe wrote:
> >> From: Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>
> >>> This is not directly related to CentOS but still: we are trying to set
> up some storage servers to run under Linux - most likely CentOS. The storage
> volume would be in the range specified: 8-15 TB. Any recommendations as far
> as hardware?
> >>
> >> Depends on your budget.
> >> Here, we use HP DL180 servers (12 x 1TB disks in 2U)...
> >> You can also check Sun Fire X**** servers; up to 48 x 1TB in 4U...
> >>
> >
> > Somebody said something about Sun servers being pricey and that quality
> > was going downhill...something about cheap controllers...any comments on
> > this?
>
> We have a bunch of X4540 Netbackup media servers running Solaris 10 +
> ZFS. While I can't comment on all of the controllers Sun uses, the
> SATA chipset / controllers in the 4540 seem to be pretty solid so far
> (our backup servers process 20TB+ of data each day).
>
> - Ryan
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Thanks Ryan!

What price range (roughly) are we talking here?

Boris.
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