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Storage options for large file servers

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Storage options for large file servers



I am researching storage options for some of the larger file servers we are interested in setting up.  Currently we have 10-15 smaller file servers with 1-3TB each and our server admin's want to consolidate these into 2-3 servers with 3-5 TB each.  We are running VMWare Vsphere 5, and I am thinking I will have to use RDM's in this case as I see no other option that still allows me to use the HA features.


We currently have a P4500 with 4 nodes that we use for all of our guest VM's, and it works great.  I was wondering if there is anything else with a larger storage range (preferably sata drives) in a lower price range that anyone would recommend for just file storage use?  I really don't want to use a P4500 for file storage as it eats up valuable storage space, as most of the files are not used.






P.S. This thread has been moved from General to HP StoreVirtual Storage / LeftHand. - Hp Forum moderator