[CentOS] using Linux as a NAS / SAN device

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Thu Aug 27 22:12:27 UTC 2009


I'm looking at using Linux as a NAS / SAN device, and would like some
input from other's who have done this before?

How would it compare to commercial SAN devices, Thecus N8800SAS
or something similar to these?

I would probably use hardware RAID 10, and could go with either SAS /
SATA, and then probably offer iSCSI, Samba. NFS & rsync.
In terms of servers hardware, well either Tyan / SuperMicro / Intel /
Dell would be fine as well. But, my question is rather from a linux
point of view, how would Linux compare to dedicated NAS devices, in
terms of the OS managing the device?

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux Hosting
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