Poll: Storage Features

I was recently talking with some peers about what storage features fit into the category of enterprise worthy and are considered "must have’s" in regards to importance.

This got me thinking about market conditions today and how we are flooded with so many new storage systems/features. This not only can confuse consumers but I believe can change perceptions on what is really important or reality! It's my intent in this post to study what truly makes up a enterprise storage system and what are the must have features of today. 

The first part of this study is to publish a poll on what you believe to be an enterprise must have feature in the storage market. Please select only the must have’s and/or what is important to you and your company!

I will publish the anonymous results once everyone has had a chance to vote.

Keep in mind that these features are only intended to apply at the primary storage level for your array in a 100% VMware environment!  

This post is not sponsored nor endorsed by my employer! Personal Passion Only! 

http://goo.gl/forms/9HDCkknbvO

Synology RS10613XS+ and RX1213sas

At VMworld 2012 this year, I was able to get a glimpse of the next generation SANS from Synology. The biggest excitement with these new SANS, is the ability to have SSD Read Cache. Since we now have VAAI available, these units have now become enterprise worthy. It's expected that they will also be available in a couple months for under $10k. 

Check out some of the specs and options: 

  • More than 2000 MB per sec., as well as ultra-high transmission efficiency of more than 200,000 IOPS
  • Synology RX1213sas - Up to expand capacity to more than 400TB
  • Supports two 10GbE network port (using the add-in network adapter compatible with PCI-E)
  • Compatible with VMware ® / Citrix ® / Microsoft ® / Hyper-V ®
  • Passively cooled CPU and system fan redundancy mechanism
  • The scalable ECC memory (up to up to 8GB)
  • The operating system Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)