Rethinking my virtualisation ideas
It has been a few months going back and forth, with a overload of info coming from suppliers and consultancy...use a blade server, don't use a bade server, use a SAN, no use 2 SANS, oh add two 10gbe switches, must use FCs...use VMware, use Hyper V....Having a headache trying to give my school the best choice for the money, but the fact is we cant afford something that would offer the SLA of a system designed for trading offices in Carnary Wharf!
I've taken a step back today and with Hyper V r3 potentially having ability to replicate to SMB shares..to just go back to having a few robust HP DL380s running VMs on local SAS drives..through 10gbe NIC cards.
Some colleagues at work laugh at my corporate background but seriously a consultant said a few weeks back some schools quite happily spend 50k plus budget on switching, which was 3 times the whole of my IT budget i had over 2 years in one of my corporate IT job!
What do you guys think?