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Looking towards a storage cosolidation

by Saleemullahk / May 12, 2012 5:36 AM PDT

Hi all experts,

I need some advise on my situation - here are the details

What i have ::
(OFFICE 1)
IBM DS47XX SAN
Synology RS3412RPxs
Windows Based File Cluster (Windows 2k3) with 3 TB + production data
200 + users

(Office 2)
IBM DS35XX
Synology RS3412RPxs
Windows Based File Cluster (Windows 2k8) with 1 TB + Production data
50 + users

Network Link
Dedicated Fiber (1 pair in use - 5 Pairs spare)

What i m looking for ::
Achieve Business continuity in a DR situation Only for Filer Sharing which is core load of work - while each office serve as DR site for each other also there is a future expansion plan to expand this into 3rd site as well with 3 site fully DR protected.

Currently considering ...
1. Storage level replication through IBM Storage replication and use Windows cluster to achieve High Availability (i must buy license from IBM for replication)
2. Introduce NetApp boxes and migrate all data with ACL (3 levels of permission for accessibility structures done through Microsoft Active Directory)
3. Other probable solution (started study on these) are Quantum & EMC

i need some expert insight into would be best and reliable solution

Best regards

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Would like to discuss a your Storage Consolidation needs.
by LB_NETAPP / May 14, 2012 6:34 AM PDT

Hi. My name is Lawrence. I work for NetApp. I'm glad you are considering us as a potential solution to your DR needs.

I'd like to understand more about your environment before making a recommendation on how to proceed. At that point I can help to connect you with information and resources that can help you with your decision. If you'd like, I can also make arrangements for you to talk with a sales or technical resource about specific questions, or to assist you in designing a solution.

If you'd like to learn more, please feel free to contact me at the email below.

Regards
Lawrence
email: idp@netapp.com

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by Saleemullahk / May 14, 2012 7:22 AM PDT

i think i have given enough details above .. if you are recommending any such solution then please provide me relative advantage with competing solutions,

i am currently in discussion with NetApp team, and tomorrow i have a meeting already on the cards

regards
Saleem
sukhan@gckuwait.com

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