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Rahasiaja Kitasmua
Re: Shared storage considerations, Fiber Channel, 10GbE or Thunderbolt?
on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:04:17 am

[Bob Zelin] "REPLY -
NAS support .afp, .smb, and .nfs. 10GbE with SFP+ fibre transceivers are currently more popular and more readily available. Cat6A is not as widely available from many manufacturers, and there are less switch companies that make RJ45 CAT6A swithes - specifically, right now, the only RJ45 Cat6A switches come from Small Tree, Interface Masters and Arista Networks - that's it. For SFP+ Fibre 10g switches, there are LOTS of companies that make these.
The Cat6A switches cost a LOT more money - around $15,000 US. One day these prices will drop - today is not that day."

Yeah it is still crazy expensive..

"REPLY - you can get this right now from many companies, using standard protocols, using Linux, OS X or Windows 2008 Server depending on what brand you choose. No aggrigation - just direct connect 10gig from server to client.

But it's also their software & filesystem that we're interested in, not merely the networking tech they build it in.. :)

REPLY - my advice is that you find a company that will give you support in Indonesia. Many US companies do not have support in Indonesia. I would be happy to pitch my system, as we can do direct connect 10gig ethernet, but I can't support you properly, unless you consider long distance remote access the kind of support that you find acceptable.

Creative Cow shows lots and lots of companies that sell shared storage - almost all are excellent. I do not know who can support you in Indonesia, except for remote support over the internet."

Now worries, appreciated it, Bob.. Thanks for taking the time.

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