Monday, June 18, 2007

Data Points that may mean something:

1) One of our NetApp support customers wrote me this week that he can get a FAS3020 head with 3 years support from NetApp for $30,000.00 with ISCSI and NFS licenses. I found that interesting. Searching the internet the best GSA price I see is:
132-8
FAS3020HA-BNDL2-R5
FAS3020HA CFO,ISCSI,CIFS,NFS,SRESTORE,R5
$35,905.00


2) I learned this weekend that the NetApp FAS3020 will be End Of Lifed (EOL) by the end of the year.

3) I have heard that the new FAS2020 has only 1 Gig of memory. That is odd, why not put more memory on the system NetApp?

4) I also heard good things about Equallogic last week, sounds like NetApp is keeping an eye on them, especially in the PACS area. Maybe the healthcare industry is waking up to the fact that a Seagate drive is pretty reliable and NetApp charges too much for them?

2 comments:

romx said...

> I have heard that the new FAS2020 has only 1 Gig of memory. That is odd, why not put more memory on the system NetApp?

Per controller - yes, 1GB. Per system (with 2 controllers in active-active cluster configuration) - 2GB.

Official answer from NetApp authorities: "RAM size optimized for performance of our systems. If you need more RAM simply buy new system, upgrade and trade-in available."

BTW, you can find some official data about new FAS2000 in my http://blog.aboutnetapp.ru/archives/17. It's russian language, but techspecs still readable.

Anonymous said...

It appears the new FAS2050 system can't use SAS expansion shelves because NetApp doesn't have them. Ther is no performance info either - no SPEC benchmarks.

So why do I want to buy this box ?