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Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

At the time, it was a great way to get a proper SAN solution for a good price. We would have paid double for an EqualLogic system with 1/100 of the performance. With ZFS caching, we could handle over 20,000 IOPS on this system. The Dell solution cost $30,000 more and could only handle around 6000… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Allowed us to consolidate our server and VDI workloads onto one storage system without any issues.

What needs improvement?

Lots of tweaks had to be done in order to get everything working right, and support is now outsourced and horrible.

What other advice do I have?

It's better to look at some of the newer storage companies (Tegile, Tintri, etc.).

What is Nexenta?

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage - what we call Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS).We uniquely integrate software-only "Open Source" collaboration with commodity hardware-centric "Software-Defined Storage" (SDS) innovation.
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GMO, Northern Backup, Cox Communications, University of Toronto, ScaleMatrix, Wipro, Ruhr University, Drillinginfo, George Washington University, Walton Electric, Faculty of Physics, NAU, ServerCentral
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