We are using Panasas PAS12 (running in pNFS protocol) internally in our team, and are currently thinking of migrating our Oracle 10g in it.
We have two sides among ourselves. On one hand, Oracle 10g should be installed in SAN and block-level filesystem so it can manages its own cache and file I/O. This will result in better I/O performance and less expensive (we need just a bunch of disks). On the other hand, PAS offers high performance I/O, high availability, management console and other good stuff.
So I would like to hear from you whether it is a smart decision to install Oracle 10g on Panasas (or any NAS system)?