What Infrastructure Choice is Best for Your SAN?
The storage array OEM, Dell EMC, HPE, Hitachi, IBM and NetApp are primarily offered as all-flash storage, with hybrid flash and spinning disk.
The flash with non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash drives available in enterprise arrays.
But HPE arrays and DELL EMC Powermax are using NVMe as connectivity for storage-class memory as a cache layer.
Standard specification and features include input/output per second (IOPS) that run petabytes (PB), Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity to hosts.
Dual controllers, replication, snapshots, encryption, thin provisioning and data reduction are common.
Hitachi VSP F- and G-series: Read More..
IBM FlashSystem, StorWize and DS arrays Read More…
NetApp AFF/FAS, Solidfire and E/EF-series. Read More…
Dell EMC VMAX/PowerMax, Xtremio, Unity, SC, and PowerVault ME4 products Read More..
HPE’s 3PAR and Nimble arrays Read More…
Options for SAN connectivity are
- Fibre Channel
When building a storage network, your basic decision is SAN vs. NAS. The choice will impact how you access your data.