EF & E-Series, SANtricity, and Related Plug-ins

e-series vs fas

ablaksley
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what is the difference?  is one better than the other?

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Stankc
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Don't want to start a new thread.

 

Is there something benchmark comparison for E vs FAS if amount of spindles are equal?  

sstafford
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So FAS is a feature rich , multiprotocol storage platform that comes with the pricepoint of feature richness... If a point solution such as video survelance, backup target etc. is the oportunity for sales, and the budget is departmental driven or bond money (Public sector) allocated, then E Serise makes a great play since it will offer great scalability and performance at a lesser price point. 

jlee
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These are perfect points.  There are "different types" of flash.  There are systems that are meant for pure speed and there are systems that are meant to be a full features flash option.  The FAS fits into the second catagory.  The E-Series is going to be closer to the first.  

ShawnLieu
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E-series is a lower cost solution with fewer features but they are high performance and high density. They also have hybrid offerings for high I/O workloads.

rmalejandre
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Well E-Series is block level only, and for what I have heard does that extremely well, and can very much outperform a FAS in SAN. Also they offer Infiniband, so they are more of an HPC oriented platform I think.
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