Hardware Thread, NAS Box in Technical; All good input folks, many thanks!!!...
5th March 2014, 03:54 PM #16
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All good input folks, many thanks!!!
5th March 2014, 05:07 PM #17
We have a farm of the TS-412's
Originally Posted by paulellam
5th March 2014, 09:29 PM #18
FreeNAS is our go-to NAS solution. BYO or buy a commercially supported box from ixSystems.
5th March 2014, 10:36 PM #19
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Sorry to jump in on your thread but what would people recommend for shared drives for all teaching resources and student resources? about 1100 users in total on network but around 500 computers. Do the QNAP's play nicely with CC4?
5th March 2014, 10:58 PM #20
For heavily used shares, either file servers or big multi-drive enterprise NAS or SAN. I wouldn't use a regular NAS for this.
We use a pair of DFS-R Server 2012 servers with lots of discs, just for the shares. Fast enough, but wouldn't go for less.
5th March 2014, 11:10 PM #21
For 500 computers and 1100 users you need a more serious piece of kit or you will have serious latency and performance issues, particularly if you are using folder redirection.
Originally Posted by tj2419
The low cost option here would be a TruNAS rack or tower mount server form ixSystems with 8+ drives! either SAS or hybrid (SATA w/flash write caches). These would go for 8-12k with drives depending on specs. The next step up would be something like a low-end Nimble Storage unit. Otherwise, you could keep costs down by using DAS with a lot of SAS drives connected to an existing server.
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