[CentOS] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?

Sat Dec 11 21:57:25 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Dec 11, 2010, at 11:15 AM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com> wrote:

> If you use any NAS (or a SAN) devices, what do you use? And I'm
> referring more to larger scale network storage than your home PC or
> home theater system.
> We've had very good experiences with our NetGear ReadyNAS devices but
> I'm in the market for something new. The NetGear's aren't the cheapest
> ones around but they do what it says on the box. My only real gripe
> with them is the lack of decent scalability.
> TheCus devices seems to be rather powerful as well, and you can stack
> upto 5 units together. But that's where the line stops.
> I'm now looking for something that could scale beyond 100TB on one
> device (not necessarily one unit though) and find it frustrating that
> most NAS's come in 1U or 2U at most.
> Maybe I'm just not shopping around enough, or maybe I prefer to well
> known brands, I don't know.
> So, what do you use?
> How well does it work for you?
> And, how reliable / fast / scalable is it?

I use Equallogic and it performs very well and it scales quite good as well.

It's quite a bit more then Netgear but it's enterprise level

Though it's iSCSI only, so if your looking for CIFS/NFS included then it's not for you. I provide file services through virtualization and even the extra licensing costs, it's way cheaper then EMC/NetApp NAS head licensing (and guaranteed compatible too).