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Hardware Thread, SANs in Technical; Ahhh ok, a fair bit of storage there. We mainly use network shares. The only bit of folder redirection we ...
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    Ahhh ok, a fair bit of storage there.

    We mainly use network shares. The only bit of folder redirection we use it to redirect the users documents, favs, downloads, music, videos and desktop to their userareas. The rest of the stuff like appdata is local to the clients.

    No VMs at our place at all. Just clients and 8 physical servers each with an instance of 2008 r2.

    Our total storage across all 8 servers is 1.5tb, so not a lot of data to be fair.

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    You should be just fine then with the Dot Hill. Even a lower end SAN should handle that load really well, especially if you don't have plans to run a VM environment on it.

    Just be sure to configure it as RAID6 or even better RAID 10 if you have ample capacity on it (never RAID5). RAID10 will give you maximum redundancy and performance, but RAID6 is a decent second choice.

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    Thanks for the advice. Im sure they will configure it with Raid10. Im planning to run it with VMs and hyper-v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Any pricing on nimble?
    It all depends on which device you are after and the capacity required. They can vary

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    There must be some pricing out there? Why cant SAN provider just provide simple pricing?

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    When I got a quote for CS220 12Tb raw it was about £40k for the unit, I ended up getting two HP 4335 SAN's 8TB network raided for under £40k - Went with less space to have the network raid so provides fire redundancy and load balancing.
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    @nicholab - I could PM you the pricing I recently got, if you'd like?

    I'm just waiting for a pair of CS240s to arrive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    There must be some pricing out there? Why cant SAN provider just provide simple pricing?
    Because it varies so much and they don't charge education the same as they charge a corporate for example - all vendors do it.

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