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[Discuss] NAS: buy vs. build

On Fri, Jul 03, 2015 at 08:26:31PM -0400, Richard Pieri wrote:
> Last year I specced out some high-end compute servers (2 by Xeon 10-core,
> 384GB) with a pile of storage (80TB) from Dell and IBM. The compute portions
> were essentially identical prices. The Dell storage was 2 x 12-bay SAS
> storage arrays with SATA (NL-SAS) drives; the IBM storage was 2 x 12-bay SAS
> storage arrays with SAS drives. Both sets of storage arrays cost about the
> same.

Out of curiosity did you compare with iXSystems? I have no association
with them, only I sometimes watch the BSDNow podcast which they
sponsor (and Kris Moore works for them doing PCBSD), so I often
see their advertising.  The show talks about freenas from time to
time, e.g. episode 34. I'm curious how they compare when evaluated
objectively, but I have no use for nas (or any new hardware)
presently so would not take the time to compare myself.

Mike Small
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