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    How much ram for ZFS dedup:

    My company is looking at using Nexenta as the foundation of the storage stack of a public cloud solution. Therefore, we will definitely be implementing dedupe as will be thin-provisioning all VMs and over-subscribing the storage we have. FYI, we are going to have dual head nodes for each storage...
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Thanks everyone for your replies. We're exploring vBlock, VSPEX and FlexPod as well as full homebrew SuperMicro compute/storage setup and Cisco UCS compute + SuperMicro storage options through a VAR. I'm currently leaning towards the last option and we should be able to get under the $1M for...
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Thanks for that info :) It's a really relevant and on-topic response that is actually useful.
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Does anyone have any experience with Eucalyptus, OpenStack, some of the other SmartOS applications/overalys? Especially in comparison to vCloud?
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Thanks for that info, I'll definitely look into it. That said, we do have experience with VMware and a partiality to it and the others of the big 3.
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    My ZFS / Nexenta HA cluster build

    I've been working with the sales team on stuff and they've been great so far. Then again, I'm looking at buy $110,000+ of licensing :p
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Any further more specific thoughts? Especially on vCloud as that's what I really want to know/learn about? Thanks :)
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Thanks for that feedback. There's pros and cons to "it" (with it being 'enterprise hardware'). Really, with cloud stuff, economical commodity hardware is part of the pluses with redundancy, "lots of it" and SPLA'd software holding it all together to keep everything as affordable as possible...
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Thanks for being a dick. This is the sort of reply I absolutely wanted when coming to HF for SOME INITIAL THOUGHTS BEFORE FOR PRELIM COSTING BEFORE I BROUGHT IN EXPERTS COSTING ME BIG $$$. From an individual curiousity, I'm interested in how to build a vCloud setup as much as I am from a...
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    DIY Private Cloud

    Yes, we'll be looking at bringing an expert in, but before I start dishing out $ to get advice, I need to have a basic plan I can cost to assess viability and present to our minority-share partner. I'll put that SAN on the list to check out. I'm partial to ZFS, and I'm pretty sure I can get the...
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    DIY Private Cloud

    My company has been providing SaaS to clients for some time now with us receiving HaaS & on-demand storage from our data centre and then slapping on vSphere and the required software for the client etc. etc. Now, we're looking at doing a JV deal with another partner that's been doing a...
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    Best external drive?

    Seagate GoFlex Desk drives are great. I have 7 and another 10 are on the way. Very happy. The 3TB model is what I have and they actually are Barracuda XTs inside so go like a rocket (I'm talking 200MB/s transfers).
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    HDDs so expensive ... should I buy an external and rip it open for a new build?

    You rip the drive out and use it as an internal, duh! :p
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    HDDs so expensive ... should I buy an external and rip it open for a new build?

    I'm pulling 3TB Seagate GoFlex ones from the US posted to me on Australia for an average of $200. I've bought 14 and will get 6 more.
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    Can you take 2 raid0 sets and put them in raid1?

    I read that the OP has 2 x 1TB drives and wants to buy 2 more and have 4 in his NAS Enclosure and do RAID10. Easy done as long as it supports that level of RAID. Am I missing something?
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