SAN evaluation

From: Terrian, Thomas J Mr CTR DLA J6DIB <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 07:19:11 -0400
Message-ID: <82E215DEED1C8344BF94BBF276A1FB24077987FA@COL1SMX11.USE.AD.DLA.MIL>

We have just begun the process of evaluating a new SAN vendor. We are presently developing a list of criteria/requirements/questions for the new vendor. So far we have come up with the following:

  1. What is their I/O speed.
  2. What kind of SAN replication options do they offer.
  3. Presently we are using RAID 5. I would like to move to RAID 0+1. What do they recommend?
  4. Does their product have any Oracle related features. For example, I know that HP has a SAN developed specifically for an Oracle warehouse. Does their product have any bells and whistles for RAC, Streams, etc.

Has anyone gone through a similar exercise where they had to evaluate a SAN vendor? If so, could you share your thoughts with the list?


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