Recommendation on the best virtualized storage solution


Active Member
Sep 16, 2019
I need to setup a dedicated storage in a data center to be accessed in a 3gbps vswitch, where to store up to 24Tb of files shared across 3 virtual machines running on three proxmox hosts at 2gbps each.

Now locally I use nfs storage with a fast qnap nas to store and share the data with the virtual machines, but in a datacenter environment which is the best and easy solution to create a shared storage for files and backup?

Everywhere I read that using freenas as virtual machine it's a really bad idea, but also I read blogs where people's run virtualized freenas in proxmox , with the physical hard drives assigned managed direclty from the virtualized freenas...

I need to setup a solid storage for the virtual machines.

I hope to receive some recommendations.

Thank you for the help!
Can you please elaborate more if this is still an open issue for you?

Does the storage need to appear as one consecutive storage space for the outside clients?


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