Finally got around to putting in my srx220 at home. Mainly so I can use it as the only switch and have site-site to my colo gear (fronted by a srx240). Not pictured is a UAP. Sadly I have to nat off the VZ router so my set-top boxes will play nice.
I would say that the backblaze numbers aren't accurate though. Desktop class drives aren't designed for server environments so their failure rate should be taken with a grain of salt.
That said, I have about 10000 enterprise class Seagate drives online at work and get less than a 1% failure...
This really comes down to what you want to spend. Driven by that would be how much traffic is being monitored and desired retention.
Doing things like a rotating tcpdump is possible sure, but interacting with that traffic is very cumbersome once say, you get an ids alert and have to find...
This might be sparked because lets be honest... Will a plane full of say 300 people actually listen and do what they are told in turning off electronic devices?
I do because an iPhone kills it's battery searching for 3g the whole flight, hah.
Without a shadow of a doubt Intellectual Ventures is the worst.
Because unlike other companies where people might "dislike" some thing or another... Their entire goal in life is the disruption of anything that will make them money.
Main two reasons is cost to build out, and due to contracts for other isps in localities. Some places have contracts for 40+ years with providers.
However as this service will most likely cost 450-500 a month, it will be hard to justify.
I do suppose this isn't at "home" (in colocation due to heat/noise) but it is my personal vm setup.
Openfiler SAN, 3.2TB - 16 spindle in DAS array attached to a headend. iSCSI from there.
1 - Dual 8c 64GB ram supermicro, soon to be 32c/256gb configuration.
2 - Dual 4c 16GB ram PE1950
-Stacking, I think the stacking ring managed to get about 100KB/s tops..
-Vlans, sometimes they wouldn't stick to a port, 802.1q trunks were not stable
-Port channels, did not hold vlans ^
-Spanning tree, took out the entire switch for 15 seconds on average
-Ports also did not always turn back...
A Dell 6248 with the two port SPF+ card can be had for about a grand. Less if you only need 24gbe ports. And as far as I know that these are truely 10gbe as the stacking ports are a different module.
Also a Dell 5548 has two integrated 10gb SPF+ and also integrated stacking. However I DO NOT...
They aren't too bad. This isn't the first pair I have in use. Same CLI as as 62xx series with a few changes.
This particular stuff is separate from our normal gear which is all currently distributed with dell 62xx series switching with our newest revision build out of cat 6506 w/ sup720's as...