StorNext Reshare (SMB vs NFS)
In my current environment, we are running
Few fiber switches (5600s)
Few RAIDs (Promise E & Js)
Two MDCs (Xserves)
MDCs and fiber-clients are running OSX 10.6.8
We are looking into several, new solutions and StorNext is one of them. Alot of our users reshare, via AFP, from a Xserve, which has the Xsan volume attached on there
If we proceed with StorNext, we can either go with a SMB reshare over a Windows Server (Windows 7 Server) or a NFS reshare over a Linux server (Red Hat Enterprise).
In my experience with SMB, it is more stable since it will group multiple request together, reducing network overload. With NFS, it will offer better speeds
With a large group of reshare users, fifty, accessing large, Adobe files (Photoshop, Indesign, etc) at 4Gbs and up, which in your opinion would be the best reshare protocol to use?