Oracle S7120 - to BUY or Not to BUY :-)
Sun ZFS Storage 7120 | High-Capacity, Entry-Level Storage | Oracle
I have been tasked to evaluate a Shared Storage (will primarily be used as a NAS) and a volume separate for LUNs (two or three LUNS). We have a distributed architecture application which gets a job from multiple computers, process and stores data on a Shared Storage, it can be a NAS or a LUN mounted on a server too.
I have checked NetAPP, EMC but I am inclined towards using ZFS. Oracle appliance seems good to me but I have read posts on edugeek and at first it was very promising but some posts mentioned that oracle firmwares are not doing so well with these kits, also the features I am after are Dedupe, SMB Sharing, Active Directory Integration and iSCSI, I have read on these forums that dedup and all these features slow this 7120 down ? 24GB RAM ? still ?
On Oracle's website, the price is listed as $24K for 11 x 3TB Disks ? is this true ? 33TeraBytes in 24,000 Dollars ? or once we get to purchase then they add a few bolt-on's to increase the price.
What type of disks are they using in 7120? SAS, Near Line SAS or SATA ?
Will be grateful if someone could provide suggestions as to whether to leave oracle 7120 aside or to go for it ?
We need 16TB of Usable Space and 7120 seems a good purchase consider 11 x 3TB Disks at 24K USD ?
Looking forward to your suggestions - Thanks (This is a great forum)