Re: Metasan Recommendation by Allan White on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:45:56 pm
The product is good, I think - I've been having trouble with my network so it's hard to tell. I really like the product philosophy (floating metadata masters means fewer required servers than XSAN, the Gig-E LAN client is cheaper, management from any machine, you can format the RAID as you wish, etc.).
My problem is basically that I didn't budget enough for proper support, which I plan to remedy. Support contracts are around 30% of the cost of the licenses for a year. It sucks, but if you do it get the support. There's just a lot of complexity around file-level SAN storage, and no free lunch. Take it from me, I've learned the hard lessons...
- Allan White, Video Producer, Luis Palau Assoc.
Quad 3Ghz Mac Pro, 10GB RAM, X1900 GPU, MetaSAN, CatDV Server
Re: Metasan Recommendation by Bob Herzan on Sep 21, 2009 at 3:28:21 pm
I agree with Alan as far as make sure your not going it alone. MetaSAN is a good product that has been in the market for many years. Understanding your workflow and the application support is the most important and having the SAN set up correctly from the begining will give you the best expereince over all. Let me know if you have additional questions and will be more then happy to help you out.
Vice President of Sales
Rorke Data Inc