NAS/SAN Search 2014

Conclusion

This whole exercise started with a goal to find a new SAN/NAS solution to supplement or replace my NexentaStor implementations.

At this time I think I will give FreeNAS another go and try to run it in test environment for a little while before deciding to push it into production. FreeNAS combines both enterprise and home environment features into a single product which I’d be interested in exploring further.

There are quite a few advantages that FreeNAS has over NexentaStor Community Edition.
* No disk size / storage size limits
* Traditional RAID support
* Plugin support with many plugins available
* Embedded install

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So far NexentaStor is performing great in prod but the hardware it’s running on is getting pretty old so when time comes to upgrade I will have a solution ready.

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