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I'm going to chose an enterprise storage system, now we have an emc symmetrix 8xxx system, i had some trouble with the support, and the system isn't flexible, every time, if i want to change the configuration, i must call the support, this is very expensive, and not always good.
I'm thinking about ibm ds8100, have sombody experience with this system, can sombody give me a comparison between the ds8100 and the equivalent dmx system (dmx 3 ?!?).
every comment and experience will be apprised.
Sorry for my english
If I had to pick a SAN, I know I'd stay away from EMC. Have you had a look at Xiotech? Its an impressive demo if you get to see one running. Its a really impressive demo if you've ever run a different SAN before.
Storage Area Network, is an fiberchannel network where connect the servers trought HBA (Host bus adapters), the operating system see them like scsi controllers.The storage reliase on boxes from IBM,EMC,Hitachi,SUN,HP.... that can have many terabytes of disk space that is assigned to the machines, and they see the disk's like local disk.
Advantages:Speed,reliability, possibility of disaster recovery.
in large scale SAN's there is a director switch (like a network) ,naturally the machine don't use tcp/ip to comunicate with storage,but use scsi protocol !?
Thanks for all answers
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