Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes?
We've currently got a dedicated Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 server that's quickly running out of disk space. The server is hammered 24/7 pretty much and unfortunately requires a lot of IO to keep running smoothly.
We're considering purchasing a Dell Equallogic PS6010 and get some 10GbE equipment to handle it. I've seen all the Dell promo videos showing snapshots and SQL-Aware functionality and their reps keep sending me whitepapers and statistics, but does anyone have any real-life experience with such a scenario? (I'm guessing this is quite common in larger datacentres)
If so, how did you find the deployment and throughput/IOPS? 3323 IOPS keeps getting thrown around as its maximum performance, but has anyone found anything close to that in the real world?