SAN cost per MB........... Fibre and SATA disks?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Boll Weevil, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Boll Weevil

    Boll Weevil Guest

    Trying to do a costa analysis. I don't want to call a sales guy because you
    know what happens if you do.

    I am trying to get the latest street numbers for fibre and sata disks for a SAN
    infrastructure. If you can shoot me a number off the top of your head, I'd
    appreciate it.
    Boll Weevil, Aug 29, 2008
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  2. You might get the information you are looking for?
    Cydrome Leader, Aug 29, 2008
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  3. Boll Weevil

    Boll Weevil Guest

    You're either a sales guy or have never tried to price out a SAN.

    Well, let me tell you what exactly happens. The sales guy will want to setup a
    meeting with me. Then we wants documentation of my infrastructure with the
    complete inventory of all my SAN equipment so he can see where all his sales
    opportunities are. Then, he will ask me who the decision maker is after which
    he will setup up a meeting with that person... maybe or not, I will be a part of
    that discussion. Then he'll try to recommend an entirely new array while
    telling me "you'll save a lot of money and we'll give you a great trade in
    value". Then, he'll start to talk about professional services for
    implementation and data migration. I am talking from experience and I have gone
    through all of what I mentioned and some even worse.

    All I am looking for is:

    Fibre disk cost per MB ________________
    SATA disk cost per MB ________________

    boll weevil
    Boll Weevil, Aug 29, 2008
  4. I'm not willing to sit though bullshit and and am not a pushover. When I
    call sales people out, I ask the questions and they answer them or leave.

    Is it rude? who cares, if you're on the paying side.

    Call them out, tell he to save the stories for somebody else and to fillin
    the blanks below or leave.
    If they need to go back to the office to make a quote, that's fine too.

    All those sales people have those prices memorized anyways.
    Cydrome Leader, Aug 29, 2008
  5. Boll Weevil

    kc Guest

    Raid-5? Raid-6? Raid-DP? Raid-1? Raid-10?

    Direct attach or SAN-attach?

    2x Redundancy all the way down, or SPOF?

    DR site?

    99.999% availablility?

    That'll all have to be factored into the final price... That's why they want
    a meeting, and they should get one.

    Else you'd end up with a poorly-designed solution which doesn't suit your

    That's why they get the big bucks right? Make them do some work for it :-D
    kc, Oct 18, 2008
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