We currently have a Dell MD1000 DAS array with 15 x 1TB SAS drives in it, connected to a Perc 5/E controller in our file server, and it is now 3 years old, and therefore out of warranty.
We have 2 options - extend the warranty for 2 years, at a cost of about £3k or come up with something else which is more cost effective.
My thinking here would be to start my way down the SAN route.
Problem is, our core switch is very short on capacity and we won't be upgrading that for some time, so I was thinking of a Fibre Channel array, direct connected to an FC controller in the storage server for now, then in the future expanding that to more devices via an FC switch.
If I were to suggest this route, what devices should I be looking at? Or do others have a more suitable suggestion?