NAS' & SANs
NAS' & SANs
I've come in search of some advice and I'm hoping this will be one of the best place to get it from.
I am looking for a SAN/NAS for a medium sized business (has around 160 PC's split over 3 sites, with virtualized (Hyper-V) servers). I want to use a SAN/NAS with the virtual environment and move away from a close to maxed out RAID setup on this kit. I've been told a SAN would be the better option but obviously this comes with a great cost just for picking up the chassis to host the drives in generally.
I have done some digging around and found a few different manufacturers of NAS' that say they would be compatible with Microsoft's Hyper-V server. I am looking for around 8TB of storage so I can setup a RAID 5+Spare scenario.
The questions I have that I'm looking for some help with are:
1.Which would be better SAN or NAS?
2.Favoured manufacturers of devices? I have seen Synology, QNAP, Netgears, HP, Fujitsu so far and am already aware that some of these are really good companies, but looking for anyone who may have a setup similar to this?
3.Suppliers in the UK with a good pricing - if anyone has any suggestions?
I'm also open to any suggestions that people may have in relation to the setup I'm looking at
Here is a link to one of the QNAP range that I was looking at
Look forward to hearing from anyone who can help.
If at 1st you don't succeed then I guess your i the right place to ask why! :P