Hebdenlad (12th November 2010)
Unfortunately the 7110 is not much improvement on my current MSA/CX arrangement. The 7210 comes in one option and it's $86000!
We are getting discounts, but it takes a little while to come through. Drop me a PM if you are interested.
Architecture Principles and Implementation Practices for Remote Replication Using Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems
This paper addresses considerations in planning and implementing remote replication
with the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System series to help system planners who
are seeking to simplify off-site data protection. The audience for this paper is system
planners seeking to protect local copies of data by replicating them to a remote site.
Overview of the Sun Storage 7000 Remote Replication feature
- Implementation guidelines for deploying remote replication
- Application-specific implementation guidelines
- Example architecture
- Remote replication benefits
- Remote replication considerations
An excellent blog on partition alignment by Oracle's David Lutz.
Must read if you want the best performance out of any iSCSI or FC LUN.
Partition Alignment Guidelines for Unified Storage : Performance Profiles
Anyone deploy any of the 7000s in a NAS production environment in the last couple of months ?, just wanted know how its copping compared with other vendors like the NetaApp Filers and EMC celera's.
Drop me a line on here and I can put you in touch with my counterpart in your neck of the woods.
Definitely better than NetApp from a price/performance point of view. You could get a NetApp box that would outperform an S7000 box, but you'd be paying 10x for it. NetApp quoted us £120k to upgrade our storage, Sun/Oracle gave us a bigger/faster box for under £40k. Of course, if you've got tons on money to throw around then NetApp is still nice kit.
The S7000 isn't perfect, we get the odd hiccup like you do with any hardware. It's extremely good at staying up and serving files even when it does have issues though.
Currently got 10 VMs on it over NFS and about 500 users (userspaces + profiles) on it over CIFS. Eventually this will be about 1600 users and I don't foresee any major issues.
Happy to chat if you want to PM me, otherwise Phil at Oracle will sort you out.
you have an S7310 matey :-)
probably early morning fat fingers - see you later on this morning.
I know the reply is a bit after your original posting but we now have the S7120 which has 12 - 120TB of storage (starts with 12x drives and 96GB write acceleration (100k IOPS)
Drop me a line on here if you want / need to chat about this.
Firstly I'd just like to say that we're 100% happy with the Sun 7110. It's an excellent unit, it had just reached 100% capacity! If the Oracle pricing had been keener (something I believe has been rectified) we would have jumped at the chance of a 7310/7410, but unfortunately EMC came along and undercut everyone by a significant margin .
The Sun system is without a shadow of a doubt the easier system to work with. The Celerra is very very very complicated. I'm just very glad that EMC set it all up! The web interface for the Celerra is OK. It's not quite as good as the Sun system, but it's still pretty easy to move around.
It's not really fair to directly compare performance between our two systems (the Celerra has 3tb of SSDs!), but I will say that we've been more than happy with the performance we got from the 7110. It's happily serving files for all staff and students (1100 users), as well as acting as an NFS store for alot of VMs (around 20). If I was offered a swapout of our Celerra for a like-for-like Sun model I'd almost certainly take it. The EMC Celerra is a nice bit of kit, but to be honest it's just too complicated! That and I'm not overly keen on EMCs snapshotting model
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