"Re: Exanet that's true. My impression was you were looking for low cost / no cost solutions. The exanet stuff is very high end indeed. One I'm just starting to experiment with is the Nexenta Project. http://www.nexenta.org/ That includes an ESX ready VM. The Web interface is very nice. The free version supports 12TB of in use space and it does connect to EQL arrays. Does NFS v4/v3/v2, CFS, rsync, WebDAV, etc.. It's a WIP but does offer ZFS which is a pretty scalable filesystem with some amazing features, dedup, compression, etc... There's the commercial version as well http://www.nexenta.com Regards, -don "