[Gluster-users] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Sat Dec 11 16:34:22 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Joe Landman
<landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/2010 11:17 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> [...]
>> I'm now looking for something that could scale beyond 100TB on one
>> device (not necessarily one unit though) and find it frustrating that
>> most NAS's come in 1U or 2U at most.
> Not meant as a commercial.  See http://scalableinformatics.com/sicluster
> Scales through many PB.  100TB isn't an issue, we have many in the field of
> this size or larger (and smaller).  Runs Gluster 3.x (3.1.x recommended).
>> Maybe I'm just not shopping around enough, or maybe I prefer to well
>> known brands, I don't know.
> The "well known" brands have well known limitations.  You have to decide if
> brand name is more important than meeting the specific needs.
> --

True, I fully agree with you on that point. I myself don't like vendor
lock-ins. But, I do like the simplicity that off-the-shelf NAS devices
offer, as apposed to a DIY one. And they often offer more tools than a
normal Linux box with iSCSI as well.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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