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

Mon Dec 13 16:33:13 UTC 2010
Prentice Bisbal <prentice at ias.edu>

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 12/11/10 8:15 AM, Rudi Ahlers 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.
> see, I'd consider ReadyNAS to be SOHO, just what you said you didn't want.
>> 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.
> the big boys in NAS are Network Appliance aka Netapp.  they will scale 
> as large as your budget allows.  The FAS6200 line scales to something 
> like 1400 drives and redundant HA controllers.

And they will charge as much as your budget allows, too.