Storage Suggestions for Backup and Vmware Datastores
I am currently looking at our DR strategy and looking to phase out tapes and moved to disk based backup with offsite storage. I need to backup a full weekly backup of about 700gb.
I am looking for any recommendations for hardware. Ideally I am after an ISCSI device that I can split 50/50 as vmware datastores for 20-30 light VMs and a backup partition.
I have two sites and ideally I would like to have a box at either end and replicate between the two devices. We currently have an EMC AX4 at one end and I tempted to look at EMC options but fear they may be quite pricey to enable replication features. Anyone any experiences
I have been looking at the top end qnap devices but on their forums people saying iscsi is flakey and need to use NFS. Anyone any hardware recommendations? Happy to look at all options but any NAS options would need to be bullet proof as I have had far too many experiences with dodgy nas devices!