We are looking at other solutions to our current EMC/VCE vblock.
Has anyone moved away from VNX/CIFS shares to some sort of hyper-converged solution?
We have a lot of small files (over 100 million) that are currently on a VNX.
If we move to a system where we need to utilize a bunch of file servers with large drives, instead of CIFS, will that cause any issues?
Does anyone run solely on a pure storage array or only on xrails without a unity attached?
I would recommend IBM solutions, these are the most scalable in the market. I personally have installed, configured and migrated to IBM V7000 Unified (2000M of files) in the past. These products are discontinued, but the Elastic Storage solutions are much more powerful. Anything based on Spectrum Scale/GPFS is much more scalable than anything else (I've installed and migrated 5000M or so of files to these products too). And these can be purchased software-only.