|| Server hardware query
||Mar. 19th, 2003 10:42 am|
One for the geeks/admins -|
I've been asked to price up some web server hardware, but I'm not familiar with the best places to look for such things. Can those in the know recommend (with URLs) which brands/sources I should be looking at for such things?
I'm not recommending these on any grounds other than they supported a Linux website I was working on, including donating a webserver to the project and a workstation to myself (I was project lead at the time). My workstation is still going strong, and was well put together - the webserver worked fine for the two years we were running, although I never saw inside it to judge quality of build.
It's a starting point for grabbing prices anyway...http://www.xinit.co.uk/
Also, a friend of mine swears by Dell, of all places. Apparently they're fairly good about after-service stuff if you're a regular customer...
... Well - Dell.co.uk is our usual source of things,
However a friend of mine has just recently purchased some new 1U servers for an experiment / new mail servers / LAN party servers *ahem* -
They are the Gigabyte rack servers
You can get them from http://www.scan.co.uk/products/servers.htm
Give them a look in?
My mate likes his and hasnt had any problems with performance - he would like gigabit ethernet, but does with load balancing 2x100Megs
I work a lot with IBM servers, and I've found them to be quite good. For a basic webserver, an E220 with a serveraid card would be sufficient.
They're more expensive than clone servers, but they support linux, and are built like tanks.