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by IkerSilva / October 1, 2009 12:45 AM PDT

Hello!
I was asking on other places, but I`m gathering the different opinions.
I`m working in the middle size business. We`re looking for shared storage I`m considering what iSCSI solution is better if compare of price and functionality - software or hardware? And what vendor is more reliable?

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How Much Storage? What Is Its Use?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 1:05 AM PDT
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Generally, hardware works best for most companies. A shared server is cheapest and allows for easy backups and easy setup.. A fairly inexpensive computer with expandable hard drive slots allows you to increase the amount of storage when the needs arise.

And it also allows for the use of a variety of operating systems depending on the familiarity of your staff with those OS.. Linux, Windows, Windows Server, etc. Much will depend on exactly what you want to do with the storage and access to it.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Capacity Needed?
by TheNetworkCableGuy / October 1, 2009 1:36 AM PDT
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I agree with Griff on this one. For simplicity go with hardware. Set up a box on the network with the capability to grow the HDDs. Depending on the amount of storage you need I would tend to think this could cover a medium size business. Another benefit is that this storage is in your complete control with reliability and speed both being optimized since it is physically on your network and you do not have to reach out over the web. Good Luck!

JJ

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That url.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 2, 2009 7:07 AM PDT
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JJ I have asked Lee to remove the url you posted to your web site.

No more urls please. These forums are not here to advertise your business.

Mark

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Re: soft vs. hard
by IkerSilva / October 6, 2009 12:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Capacity Needed?

Thanks, but I think I need more thin management. Anyone?

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Still No Answers From You Regarding Specifics
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 6, 2009 4:56 AM PDT
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How much storage? Where is the company located? UK, U.S., Saudi Arabia?

How is the shared storage to be used?

What do you mean by "thin management"?

And you'll always get different opinions about this issue.. Only you and your company can decide which works best for their needs, of which you've not told us much.

Hope this helps and let us know more.

Grif

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to Grif Thomas
by IkerSilva / October 12, 2009 10:37 PM PDT

Shared storage will use for saving information(data, doc files, img files), and sharing it among the clients. I think it`ll be about 16TB. Under thin management I meen flexibility, usability, etc. of me storage. What difference can make where is my company situated? Certainly choice prerogative lies on me, that is why I`m asking here, where the experience people are.

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The Difference Where Your Company Is Situated...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 13, 2009 1:50 AM PDT
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..is of MAJOR concern for those countries which limit network access, have higher number of security issues, or highly monitor your data transfer, etc. It also matters in regards to the vendor availability whether you're in the U.S., UK, etc. For most main stream countries, you can contact a vendor to set you up quickly with a simple telephone call, and there will be lots of choices as to who you use.. In the middle of Angola, you might have a little more difficulty. It's your choice as whether you want to inform us about such.

Since you're only going to be saving and sharing standard files on the shared drive, then my opinion is that a hardware server is your best bet. The vendor of your choice will recommend their options for installation and backup of all the data. Contact a few and get their quotes.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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by IkerSilva / October 18, 2009 9:28 PM PDT
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I Agree A Hardware Server Is In Order
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 19, 2009 2:10 AM PDT
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Now you only need to identify local vendors in Sweden whom you trust.. Sorry, I'm not familiar with such in your country.

Hope this helps and take care.

Grif

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by IkerSilva / October 19, 2009 8:52 PM PDT

Oooopps! Apologies. The price is 6,5 minimal for pretty functional solution. I really think there can cheaper.

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(NT) Your Choice.. Remember, Cheaper Isn't Always Better...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 20, 2009 11:36 AM PDT
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Thanks for you responces
by IkerSilva / November 2, 2009 6:50 PM PST
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After I`ve gathered all of suggestions I've tested some solutions and found that StarWind 5 is best for me, as SMB representative.

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(NT) Good Job & Thanks for Posting Back !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 3, 2009 4:40 AM PST
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