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Q: cheap and cost effective Storage Area Network ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: cheap and cost effective Storage Area Network
Category: Computers
Asked by: 4723-ga
List Price: $80.00
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 05:44 PDT
Expires: 26 Nov 2006 04:44 PST
Question ID: 777409
I am looking to build 2 terrabyte plus storage area network for
storing and accessing of video images. I do need NAS  but I need SAN. 
If I go in the market for purchasing a SAN like this , it will cost me
a lot. I need a solution

1) Where I can build a SAN by myself using all possible technical
expertise. ( I did handled complex and costly SAN for big
corporations..with LINUX and SUN servers)
2) I need best possible version/brand of used or refurbished SAN.  I
need me to be pointed to few good source to get good SAN

I need to make best possible realistic estimate with comparative
analysis with differnet brand such as IBM , EMC, Dell Hitachi or HP or
anything linux based or generic.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: cheap and cost effective Storage Area Network
From: wiggy1980-ga on 29 Oct 2006 17:40 PST
Take a look at the freeNAS project
Subject: Re: cheap and cost effective Storage Area Network
From: xof711-ga on 21 Nov 2006 15:08 PST
Here is how to built a 1.5 terabyte storage area network (SAN) without
a SAN vendor and for less than $35,000, a third of what vendors charge
for equipment alone?never mind pesky consulting and integration fees.


Or I suggest the IPStor product from FalconStor, Inc. is the only
information storage solution
available today that provides unified SAN and NAS storage
infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of comparable component-level

Contact > 
BakBone Software, Inc. 
10140 Pacific Heights Blvd., Suite 900 
San Diego, CA 92121 
Phone: 858-450-9009

FalconStor, Inc. 
125 Baylis Rd. 
Melville, NY 11747 
Phone: 631-777-5188 

Hope that's what you were looking for...

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