Sure I would, but not if the disk cost is 2.5x a NetApp or equivalent SAN.

Most of our customers are implementing a SAN or NAS where they want to mix IBM i documents and Windows data, so that's the scenario I am used to seeing.

However Matt didn't give us any true dollar comparisons, so the dollars could still be considered reasonable for the IBM DS*** line of SANs. I don't know.

We tried to configure a Blade Server a couple years ago and the IBM hardware guys had a time trying to configure it correctly, so I haven't had very good success with non-traditional IBM i setups :-)

There's also the hardware redundancy aspect.

If you buy one SAN it usually means two SANs for redundancy.

Cha-ching $$$$$$$

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Richard Schoen
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message: 2
date: Tue, 22 May 2012 10:33:35 +1200
from: Evan Harris <auctionitis@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: SAN Vendor support for IBM i?

Hi Richard

What is especially important or significant about IFS documents ?
Are you saying you would not consider putting the system i database on a SAN ?
If so, why not ?

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Out of curiousity why do you need a SAN for your i if not storing IFS style documents ?

What is it you're trying to accomplish ? IASP or something else ?

Maybe I missed it in the previous posts.

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
Where Information Meets Innovation
Document Management, Workflow, Report Delivery, Forms and Business
Intelligence
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web Site: http://www.rjssoftware.com
Tel: (952) 736-5800
Fax: (952) 736-5801
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