NetApp FAS2240-2-RS Vs Hp P6300 SAN
Which one is better..?
In this age where heavy storage plays a major role on everyone’s life, the storage industry has been pumping up in the growth of unstructured data for years now.
But the need for any normal Mid-Sized Enterprises (MSE), Remote Office/ Branch Office (ROBO) and departments of large enterprises has always been an enterprise class virtual storage array family that offers integrated block-level storage and file-level storage data access, Intelligent Management System software and data protection capabilities, in a cost-effective package at a very affordable price. The points that one has to consider before buying the best storage device should be:
- Rapid deployment of data within minutes.
- Protection of your critical data.
- Reduction of provisioning time.
- Cut test and development time reduced to at least half.
- Manage using your Microsoft® Management Console and minimizing training costs.
- All data protocols should be included for no additional license fee.
- Truly unified storage systems with affordable list prices.
- Cut storage costs with industry-leading efficiency features such as re-duplication and thin provisioning.
- These arrays must have high performance, scale easily, and are highly reliable and available.
Here is a detailed tabulation of the technical specifications comparisons between NetApp FAS2240-2 and HP P6300 SAN:
|Brand Name||NetApp FAS2240-2||HP P6300 SAN|
|Operating Environments||Mid-sized Enterprises (MSE), remote office/ branch office (ROBO), and departments of large enterprises||Mid-sized Enterprises (MSE), remote office/branch office(ROBO), and departments of large enterprises with Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange, SQL|
|Supported disks (maximum)||Up to 144 disks storage capacity||120 LFF or 250 SFF or a combinations of LFF and SFF up to 10 enclosures|
|Host Operating System||
|Expansion capability||Up to 374 TB||240 GB|
|Host Connectivity||Comes Per controller: 4 x GbE and 2 SAS ports, 2 x 10 GbE or 2 x 8 GB FC using optional mezzanine I/O card||Fiber Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and Expansion Bays of 25 (total) / 17 (free) x hot-swap – 2.5″ SFF
Interfaces 8 GB Fiber Channel with Direct Connect Fiber Channel
|Cache memory (per controller pair)||4 GB ECC memory and 2 GB NVMEM per controller||4 GB|
|LUN support||Enhanced Large LUN support including the ability to shrink and grow a LUN up to 1.024||Enhanced Large LUN support including the ability to shrink and grow a LUN greater than 2 TB integrated with Business Copy and thin provisioning Up to 32 TB|
|Number of controllers||Single and dual active to active controller models available in 2U or 4U form factor||Single and dual active to active controller models available in 2U|
|RAID supported||RAID 4, RAID-DP™||Vraid 0, Raid 1, Vraid 0+1, Vraid 5, Vraid 0+5, Vraid 6, & Cross Vraid Snaps|
|Management Software and support||Full-duplex 10/100 Base-T Ethernet onboard console, diagnostic LED, Maintenance Center, SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting, e-mail alerts||P6000 Command View v9.4, v10.0 (or later version) Also supports Server Based Management Array Based Management per SAN|
|Drives Supported||FC, iSCSI, CIFS, NFS||Serial Attached SCSI 2|
|Configuration||Comes with Controller Hardware Configurations of Single controller, active-active or active-passive controllers in an HA pair and also in Back-End (Disk) Configurations
Best practice: Dual-path with standalone and multipath HA storage (MP-HA) for HA pairs
Supported: Single path with standalone or HA pairs. It also supports Operating in 7-Mode and in Cluster-Mode
|Four steps of configuration procedure involves:
P6300 SAN Combo Kits and
P6300 SAN Starter Kits
2) SAN Firmware and Software with required command view and Dynamic Capacity Management
3)P6000 SAN Connectivity Options
4) Other SAN Components and Software which integrates best-in-class storage networking components to deliver a complete connectivity
Platform for end-to-end network storage solutions.
|Cost||Approximately US $18,000||Approximately US $23,956.98|
|Warranty||Standard warranty of 3 years, Parts Exchange on Next Business Day
4 hours, 24×7 depending on location
|HP’s 3-year Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support, which includes 3 years 9×5 hardware support, with next business day (NBD) response|
|Support features||Online Business Support Remote Support
Technical Phone Support
Software Limited Warranty
24×7 Remote Support depending on location
|Online Business Support Center and IT Resource Center
Technical Phone Support
Customer Self Repair
Software Limited Warranty
On-site Warranty Service
NetApp has launched a total of five variants in NetApp FAS2000 series. Out of which a max raw capacity of 432TB is provided by NetApp FAS 2240-4 version priced at a rate of below $20,000. Whereas, HP P6300 SAN belongs to HP P6000 series which has 4 variants comprising of 2 models of HP P6300 and 2 models of HP P6500 with a max raw storage capacity of 450 TB of space.
Among all the other products in the series, NetApp FAS 2240-2 and Hp P6300 SAN, the two stand distinctly ahead among a price limit of $20,000. With the preliminary factors like higher performance or capacity needs, value-oriented deployments and security features like virus protection, secure admin, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP authentication), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is provided by the NetApp FAS2240-2-RS with a great reliability features like redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans and power supplies and cost factor. In addition, NetApp FAS2240-2 provides advanced capabilities such as instant data recovery, instant cloning, data replication, disk-to-disk backup, and application aware backup and recovery.
The NetApp FAS2240-2 stands distinctly as a classic choice for any Small and Mid-sized Enterprises.