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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS / share storgage



--- Jonathan E Brassow <jbrassow redhat com> wrote:

> 
> On Oct 25, 2004, at 11:11 AM, Michael Gale wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > 	We are currently looking for a shared storage
> solution and have been 
> > meeting with IBM about a SAN. All though a SAN is
> nice I want to be 
> > able to offer a cheaper solution.
> >
> > I was looking at Apple's new Xserver RAID using
> ATA drives and I was 
> > also reading up on GFS. I understand that neither
> may offer the speed 
> > / performance of a SAN.
>
The Apple offering kind of sucks (but is cheap), no
active/active and the drives are split, 7 drives per
controller, they claim a lot of FC HBA/switches work,
but I have heard otherwise.

A better offering might be the Nexsan ATA boy: dual 2G
FC controllers in Active/Active mode, several RAID
levels, LUN masking, FC copper or fibre, SCSI or
iSCSI, web based management, serial interface, etc.  I
have used this and have found very good performance
for the cost.  It does not have the "enterprise"
quality features as a FASTt600 and perhaps not the
same throughput, but is a very competent product and I
would recommend it for many different type
applications.

Happy hunting....
Phy


		
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