[SATLUG] OT: Coraid Storage and Other Options

Channing.ML at channingc.com Channing.ML at channingc.com
Mon Jun 22 09:20:02 CDT 2009

Brad Knowles wrote:
> on 6/20/09 8:41 AM, Channing said:
>> We beat the tar out of this, so it needs to be local.  The last time 
>> someone saw our i/o, they were a bit surprised by the usage - it's 
>> not typical.
> In that case, vendors pitching more modern solutions like Hitachi Data 
> Systems with their "TagmaStore" USP platform, Sun with their "Amber 
> Road" Unified Storage System, and maybe EquilLogic will be more 
> interesting choices for you.  They all sell solutions which natively 
> integrate solid-state disk into an additional tier of caching storage 
> between the RAM on their controller and the hard drives, which helps 
> them get amazingly high I/O rates.
>> Anyone know if AoE is "there" yet?  Given that this is a billing 
>> system with high I/O and demand, I'm being cautious on the 
>> leading/bleeding edge option, but there is a push for the savings 
>> against the more traditional and higher priced solutions of FC and 
>> iSCSI.
> From what I've heard, AoE is basically dead.  And iSCSI isn't far 
> behind it.  Everyone is moving towards FCOE, or what Cisco calls "Data 
> Center Ethernet".

Thanks for all the info, it is appreciated.

Have a great week!


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