[windows2000] Re: OT:SAN justification

  • From: Jeff Malczewski <jmalczewski@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 16:14:47 -0500

The last time I did that, they quoted me just over $250k USD for the same
amount of storage we ended up building DAS for under $70k...
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Lyne [mailto:Tony.Lyne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 3:54 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [windows2000] Re: OT:SAN justification


Starter for storage space is a site specific question. We started by scoping
the equivalent amount of storage to what was currently allocated on their
existing configuration. Then add in the additional disks as required.
 
Their is no realy Max capacity. you just keep adding and allocating disks
and chassis as required.
 
This site is starting off with a basic SAN switching fabric with no
redundant HBA's. But redundant switches and HBA's can be added in as
required.
 
Another site I was involved with which I designed their AD/Exchange and
Citrix infrastructure about a year ago moved from one SAN to another, had
full redundancy on their fabric and serverless backups. They started with
3TB of storage space on their SAN. 
 
Youll need to talk to your account manager for pricing for your part of the
world.
 
Tony

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jeff Malczewski [mailto:jmalczewski@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thu 18/11/2004 9:31 a.m. 
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' 
Cc: 
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT:SAN justification



How much storage space did they get to start with, what's the max capacity
of that solution, and how much did the hardware cost (including drives,
cages, cabling, and HBAs)?



-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Lyne [mailto:Tony.Lyne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:Tony.Lyne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ]
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 3:08 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT:SAN justification


Just done an IBM Fast T200 SAN for a client recently.

The best selling point for a SAN in my eyes is the ability to centralize and
cope with data growth. Also if you go serverless backups your backup windows
disappear completely.

Classic example. This particular client was dropping his AS/400 and
migrating all of the data to a pile of intel based SQL servers. The great
thing the IT manager loved about the SAN concept in this case is that he
could just add in a disks as required and allocate data to the servers and
services that needed it. No major downtime and reconfiguration required.

All of his messaging and SQL/Oracle boxes are now running on a SAN.
Backup times have improved, performance has increased, and data is more
manageable.

How does that sound.

Tony Lyne
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joanne Determann [mailto:joanne.determann@xxxxxxxxx
<mailto:joanne.determann@xxxxxxxxx> ]
Sent: Thursday, 18 November 2004 2:36 a.m.
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT:SAN justification


I have a really great quote on an IBM TB SAN. This afternoon I have a
meeting with my boss to justify the purchase. Can you guys give me some
intelligent sounding buzz words for writing up my AR?

I know it big and fiber channel is  fast and our file storage servers
are getting long in the tooth ( and out of warrenty). Help me sound
smart, but not too over the head of my non tech IT manager. Thanks,
Joanne
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