Server vendors

Henrik Lidström freebsd at
Thu Feb 8 02:13:26 UTC 2007

Devin Heckman skrev:
> Hi,
> The organization I work for is looking to purchase hardware that will
> serve as a backup server running FreeBSD. We have purchased from IBM for
> many years, but we are looking at branching out and purchasing from a 
> vendor which explicitly supports FreeBSD.
> I have been looking at
> recently, and am wondering if anyone on this list has any experience
> with this vendor. If not, from whom do you recommend buying hardware for
> a FreeBSD server? We look for good service contracts (on-site hardware
> support available, for example) as well as reliable hardware.
> (Though this may not be necessary, we're looking at buying something
> that can handle the backup of greater than 20 and less than 40 servers,
> but remain under a budget of $5k. We think we'll need ~1TB of storage
> space. Needless to say, we don't need state-of-the-art hardware to
> accomplish this.)
> Thanks a bunch!
Also look at iXsystems. ( )

Matt Olander (CTO) seems like a really great guy, and is a long term 
advocate of BSD.

BSDTalk interview with Matt : 

I have also seen him on TechTV.


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