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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 17:06:10 UTC 2010


On 1/8/2010 10:09 AM, nate wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>
>> Dunno why you say that. Lessee, both google and maybe amazon run Linux;
>> meanwhile, AT&T, where I worked for a couple of years, Trustwave, a root
>> CA that I worked for earlier this year, and here at the US NIH, we run
>> Linux.
>
> Since this is a storage thread.. back in 2004 I was told by an EMC
> rep that the Symmetrix ran linux(at least at the time, probably
> still does), up to 64 controllers or something. While at least at the
> time their lower end Clariion arrays ran windows.
>
> My own 3PAR array which manages hundreds of terrabytes runs Debian,
> and their low end boxes(had a 9TB system at my last company) ran
> Debian as well.
>
> A lot of network equipment(SAN+LAN+WAN) these days runs Linux as
> well.
>
> In most cases though linux is used as a control interface, most of
> these products don't route data through the OS(less efficient).
>
> Lastly if your thinking about ZFS check this post out I found it
> pretty interesting:
>
> http://www.mail-archive.com/zfs-discuss@opensolaris.org/msg18898.html
>

These things are a little out of my league, but people in some other 
parts of the company seem to like them:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/xiv/index.html
I think the idea is that you get a rack full of drives to start and pay 
more as you use the space.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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