What type of storage array do you use?

  • 28 January 2021
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We started using NetApp E 5600 Series and absolutely love them. These things rock and are pretty simple to install/manage.

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The V5000 arrays are nice, cheap, and deep - but not even the newer generation V7000’s can compete with how Nutanix Objects scales in performance and parallel workloads, and so makes for an outstanding Commvault certified solution. It is super easy to setup and use. You can run a media agent/vsa vm on each node and / or use physical media agent servers;

https://www.nutanix.com/viewer?type=pdf&path=/content/dam/nutanix/resources/solution-briefs/sb-buckets.pdf

https://www.nutanix.com/viewer?type=pdf&lpurl=optimizing-commvault-with-nutanix-and-vsphere.html

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Joel

I read your post @Joel Lovell  and immediately smelled that you have to be working for Nutanix. Sorry, to say, but I really do not like to see this kind of advertisements here. Please use Linkedin, and if you really want to make a statement, than please come prepared and give us some proof showing why a v7000 cannot compete against Nutanix Objects. Do not forget to include a budgetary quote for the setup ;-) 

Thanks!

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The V5000 arrays are nice, cheap, and deep - but not even the newer generation V7000’s can compete with how Nutanix Objects scales in performance and parallel workloads, and so makes for an outstanding Commvault certified solution. It is super easy to setup and use. You can run a media agent/vsa vm on each node and / or use physical media agent servers;

https://www.nutanix.com/viewer?type=pdf&path=/content/dam/nutanix/resources/solution-briefs/sb-buckets.pdf

https://www.nutanix.com/viewer?type=pdf&lpurl=optimizing-commvault-with-nutanix-and-vsphere.html

Regards,

Joel

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Have used EMC Clarion’s and VNX’s in the past however have moved to Dell EMC Unity All Flash HP Nimble Hybrid storage systems during the last couple of years.

 

Performance wise the difference is night and day. Very happy with the new storage ecosystem.

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we use Hitachi HNAS storage for backup target so far no issues with performance , throughput

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Not an endorsement for any particular vendor, but my personal observation is that NetApp are usually great performers. Isilon can be too, but often they push the archive class nodes which are cost-effective and backup fast OR copy fast, but trying to do both at the same time overwhelms the cache and performance suffers.

I have heard good things about infinidat as well - fast storage and great UI.

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