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

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Fri Jan 8 17:28:44 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 11:06:10AM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.

Out of curiosity, any idea what a full cabinet of one of these runs?

The product page doesn't seem to really describe the pricing strategy
you mention though... sounds intriguing and I know Red Hat began using
XIV storage (mentioned at Summit).


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