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There is a line on cost relating to total disk needed. Below x amount of disk, internal is cheaper. Then they approach parity and above y amount of disk external is cheaper.

Also consider that your IBM i host partition is consuming IBM i Licensed CPU and significant memory. Compare to VIOS which runs in other cores and uses less memory. And with POWERVM now 'no additional charge' there is actually a cost savings with VIOS over IBM i as a host.

Then you add in the flexibility that SAN provides and rapidly it becomes the goto choice.

As I said, once you got SAN you simply don't go back.

- L

On 5/13/2022 7:10 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
We looked at SAN a few years ago. We deemed it prohibitively expensive. As of now the only SANs we have support our vmware environment. So there is some familiarity with flash copy, etc.

Rob Berendt

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