new server hardware recommendations ?
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Tue Jun 15 17:28:36 PDT 2004
Stephan van Beerschoten <stephanb at whacky.net> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm will be retiring my old and trusty rackmount machine soon and will
> be purchasing a new one to replace it. The old one was a home-grown
> combination of hardware, fitting into a 2U chassis.
> For its replacement however, I am looking for a more professional
> system, including professional (hardware) support if needed, because I
> will be trying to run some paid services of it.
> Something from a vendor like Dell, IBM or HP/Compaq.
> Something that preferably fits into 1U and can give me some degree of
> hardware fault tolerance like a raid5 built-in on 3 disks.
> I have seen something like this coming from Dell for example (allthough
> I'd really rather use 2x AMD64, which Dell doesn't do ..)
> Anyway, who is using FreeBSD in a professional world on hardware like
> this ? Anyone with a recommendation?
> This 'swap' won't happen untill Q4 this year, so it will be running
> 5-STABLE then. Please take this new platform into consideration for when
> recommending new hardware.
I recommend FreeBSD Systems: http://www.freebsdsystems.com
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