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Re: [Xen-users] 24TB redundant storage

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Todd H. Foster <toddf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Look at it this way.
> Buy Dell, HP, or IBM and get a service contract.  IBM will even sell you
> a contract on used equipment.
> The software is really very easy and has tons of support on the
> internet, but you could buy the support for that too.

Because i can sell them a better system from a real storage vendor for
less then the dell / ibm hardware,
support contract and nexenta costs combined......... and still be
supported and bigger capacity

> Check out this thread and the forum in general.
> http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1573272
> Nexenta forum
> http://www.nexentastor.org/projects/site/boards
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Luke S. Crawford
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:33 PM
> To: Outback Dingo
> Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] 24TB redundant storage
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:24:29AM -0400, Outback Dingo wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM, chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > +1 for Nexenta, truly awesome stuff
>> Nexenta dollar for dollar compared to other products in the storage
>> industry is over priced
> So, I really like ZFS, and I've been exploring my options;  Nexenta does
> seem very expensive for what I'm looking for (software to run on my own
> hardware that I support myself.  Obviously, if they provide and maintain
> the hardware, that's rather a different value proposition, but I'm far
> too cheap to pay for quality support.)
> Is anyone using the NexentaOS or other free software on large
> (50tb+) arrays?    I've heard of a few people using freebsd, but
> not at the scale (and utilization) I plan to have.
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