If you get the right type of setups then you could do away with the
software replication and go with a geo-mirroring solution. An alternative
approach might be to utilize a san as your VTL, then have that san
replicated somewhere else.

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:13 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Sort of like when we buy one Power box we buy another to run Mimix on?


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 05/22/2012 08:41 AM
Subject: Re: SAN Vendor support for IBM i?
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



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 $$$$$$$

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
Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT
------------------------------

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
Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT
------------------------------

--
This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing
list
To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l
or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.


--
This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list
To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l
or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.



This thread ...

Follow-Ups:
Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].