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[Xen-users] using Linux as a NAS / SAN device

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  • From: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:21:33 +0200
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I'm looking at using Linux as a NAS / SAN device, and would like some
input from other's who have done this before?

How would it compare to commercial SAN devices, Thecus N8800SAS
or something similar to these?

I would probably use hardware RAID 10, and could go with either SAS /
SATA, and then probably offer iSCSI, Samba. NFS & rsync. In terms of
servers hardware, well either Tyan / SuperMicro / Intel / Dell would
be fine as well. But, my question is rather from a linux point of
view, how would Linux compare to dedicated NAS devices, in terms of
the OS managing the device?

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux Hosting
Web: http://www.SoftDux.com
Office: 087 805 9573
Cell: 082 554 7532

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