Thursday, July 24, 2008


I've onlyr eally delat with a couple scalable NASes, and the EMC Celera was a nightmere for many reasons.  I always did like Netapp, they work well and are easy to manage.  Now there are the "next gen" NASes out there, at the new gig we need something good, which can scale easily and run clusters off MS and Linux technologies.  I was looking at the following "cool" vendors.  Has anyone used these before?

These are in order of which ones I think are coolest:

Isillon - I know we have some at my current company, and they work well.  Nice product, no idea on costs.
Onstor - Seen these guys when I was looking at 3par, product looked good, cheap, and solid.
Netapp - old faithful is something thats good with storage :)  Easy to find people who've used it.  Who hasn't?
Bluearc - seems good
Ibrix - Looks interesting since you don't need to buy hardware, but might be too "out there"
Pillar - looks okay...

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