[OT] Re: [CentOS] Filers, filesystems, etc.

Leonard Isham leonard.isham at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 17:21:08 UTC 2005

On 11/9/05, Dave Hornford <OSD at hornfordassociates.com> wrote:
> Leonard Isham wrote:
The text below did not originate with me.  I don't want credit for
something I did not write, and I don't have the background to be able
to state the vailidity of it.

> >>I will attest that NetApp is an excellent choice. NetApp is more pricey,
> >>but they do have an entry level system called the FAS270, which is leaps
> >>ahead of an EMC Clarion if you can even compare them, and for the added
> >>flexibilty the price is not very much more. I think NetApp pretty much
> >>stands alone. I don't think another solution will allow you to do CIFS,
> >>NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel all from the same platform, but there may
> >>be. I have used the RedHat Clustering solution and it was a hassle.
> >>
> >>P.s. I have nothing to do with the NetApp company, but I just love their
> >>product after having used it in almost every place I have worked at.
> >>
> >>
> My EMC sales guy (who will be here in a bit) is trying to sell me a
> Celera NS500 series NAS to front-end a Clarion. I've worked with both
> NetApp and Celerra's in the past and prefer the separation in the EMC
> model from the disk-subsystem. Both are great for
> high-performance/high-availability CIFS/NFS services. Never used either
> for iSCSI although that will likely be used on this system as we move
> into production.
> Dave
> www.hornfordassociates.com
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Leonard Isham, CISSP
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