heterogenous SAN software?

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is there a vendor that does heterogenous SAN software? linux (any flavor) and windows client, it needs to run fast and robust, as we are streaming video over this SAN.

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  • MarkLewis
    Here is a little bit more as to what we are looking for... Bascially, heterogeneous SAN FILE SHARING is what I'm looking for. I'm looking for SAN software that keeps all the players straight.file locking would be best, but will settle for volume locking. i.e. we want to build a SAN where clients maybe windows or Linux based all running simultaneously. is there a solution available which can serve both? Or do I need to carve up my storage pools so that LUN 1 is mapped to linux client 1, and LUN 2 is mapped to windows client2, etc. Then when I need to pass data from the linux side to the windows side, do I do an NFS or CIFS copy? Thanks again...
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  • Ramina
    BrightStor SAN manager will do
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  • ChristopherPoelker
    Since you say "file" sharing, a simple approach would be to use a NAS solution with storage from a SAN based storage pool, via a gateway device. If you need LUN sharing, then use a global file system such as SGI XFS, Sun QFS, IBM Sanergy, Lustre, IBRIX, etc.. Chris
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  • ITKlaus
    For file sharing there are two sulutions: 1. SAN file System (i.e. StorNext File System from ADIC or other). These are proprietary solutions! 2. NAS Which way is best depens what you have and what exactly you need.
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  • Bobkberg
    I've had good luck with the Iomega NAS m400 It comes pre-configured with Windows, Netware, AppleShare, and NFS mounts. Hope that helps. Bob
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  • Benkuo
    You might want to browse the following article on StorageMagazine.com, which covers shared file system options for SAN (some names/offerings have changed/disappeared but should give you a place to start). The products include ADIC StorNext, IBM Tivoli SANergy, IBM StorageTank, IBM GPFS, Sanbolic, Sun QFS, Veritas SANPoint Direct and Foundation Cluster File System, Sanbolic MelioFS, Sistina GFS (now Redhat), SGI CXFS, PolyServe: Shared file systems: a mixed blessing, Storage Magazine May 2003 http://storagemagazine.techtarget.com/strgFeature/1,291266,sid35_gci900479,00.html
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