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In-the-Lab: VSA Shoot-out

March 17, 2009

We’re cooking with gas over the next two weeks, making performance contrasts using similar resource build-outs of:

  1. FreeNAS (0.7 nightly build)
  2. OpenFiler 2.3
  3. NexentaStor (1.1.5 dev)
  4. SunStorage (VSA)

All configured as VSA’s under ESXi with pass-thru access to local attached storage. Why do this? ESX provides some supervisory analysis that makes quick lab analysis easy. Also, VSA storage is a 2009 killer-app and absolutely necessary for targeted micro-deployments.

These are not indepth storage studys, but an out-of-the-box analysis of what to expect and where to spend your time=money. Stay tuned…

One comment

  1. Oh nice! I’m really interested to see how this turns out! I’ve looked into and install OpenFiler, now I’m trying XVS. I work at a University and we can’t afford a SANS, so I’m looking for the next best thing!

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