Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1

    Exclamation Servers Needed For Colocation!

    I'm looking to purchase a few servers to co-locate in a near by data facility.

    I need to know where I can buy some powerful machines, I have a pretty large budget so money really isn't by biggest issue!

    Recommendations are appreciated

    Regards

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    2,780
    Dell.com if you have the money, IBM.com would do too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Kirkland, WA
    Posts
    4,448
    I would suggest IBM over Dell. Also if you get Dell and you are doing Raid, opt out of getting the raid card on board, and go purchase a good quality PCI raid card, the Perc 3/DI are fairly poor quality, especially in use with Redhat and the aacraid driver.

    Other than that minor issue, the Dells are solid machines, IBM and Compaqs run in the same league though.
    Nick Nelson
    Sr. Director & GM, VAS
    Demand Media
    425.298.2282 nn@demandmedia.com

  4. #4

    try...

    racklogic.com

  5. #5
    Not to be dense, but, why would you ever buy a Dell or IBM server?

    They are horrendously overpriced and you have no control over which components they use (probably whatever they can get cheapest).

  6. #6
    Originally posted by Mfjp
    Dell.com if you have the money, IBM.com would do too.

  7. #7
    We have Dell, IBM, and Sun servers. Yes they are expensive but we only get a 1% failure rate a year, and a tech / part from the company is onsite within 4 hours.

    Besides B.Y.O. isn't much of an option above 2 CPUs.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    Posts
    224
    I would also recommend Racklogic. Talk to Curtis at Racklogic.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    968
    Originally posted by kushmit
    Not to be dense, but, why would you ever buy a Dell or IBM server?

    They are horrendously overpriced and you have no control over which components they use (probably whatever they can get cheapest).
    Service levels. 2 hour on site parts replacement is a wonderful thing to have.
    http://www.eBoundary.com - Let us help you expand your eBoundaries!
    Fast, Secure and reliable FreeBSD shared, reseller and dedicated hosting.
    FREE Peace of mind with every account!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    1,114
    I've never had or used a racklogic.com server, they look very nice, but I'd be worried about a 2.4 ghz dual xeon with only a 200 watt power supply.
    SiteSouth
    Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. Colocation

  11. #11
    Dell all the way! Haven't had any bad experience with them yet and I've been using machines from dell for the last 5 years.
    Host Byte Marketplace
    Directory of Web Hosting Companies, Services and Resources
    http://www.hostbyte.com
    Add Your Web Hosting Product Today!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2
    I've never had or used a racklogic.com server, they look very nice, but I'd be worried about a 2.4 ghz dual xeon with only a 200 watt power supply.
    We use 250W PSU for the dual xeons. Which works just fine

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    258
    I prefer to build my own servers, but if you were to buy a server, the price depends on the service not really the parts. Dell and IBM do not of the best parts in them, but both are onsite within hours replacing the part. I have had experience with both Dell and IBM service. IBM is usually out faster, and hour in my area. So you have to decide what you want? Good Service or Good parts. The servers I have built for myself of course have the best components I could find, and I haven't had to replace but on part in several years. With Dell though I had a server, that we replaced HD, PSU, and NIC all within a year.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    198
    Maxplayer14 : Did you try IBM's server?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    258
    Yes I have had a couple, didn't have a lot of problems with them, more with Dell, but both have timely service. Like I said they will be on site with in hours.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    198
    Which one is cheap with identical configuration, Dell or IBM? I am looking to get IBM too. Need more information first.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    258
    I would get IBM, I think it cost a little more, but I get tons better service from IBM.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    467
    So which would be the better option to go for in the beginning.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    258
    IBM

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    198
    What model are you using?

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    820
    Dell, IBM are good machines in a server enviroment.

    Pogolinux.com are solid machines too.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    258
    I have several models, don't know the exact model numbers at this moment. If, I don't build my next one I am looking at getting the eServer 325. Its AMD based, and I am an AMD man at heart.

  23. #23
    I recommend www.Rackmountsetc.com high end and budget servers. You should also look into www.supermicro.com

  24. #24
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Kirkland, WA
    Posts
    4,448
    I can second that recommendation for Rackmounts, Etc.

    They use a lot of quality Supermicro parts too, so I guess I can second that recomnendation as well
    Nick Nelson
    Sr. Director & GM, VAS
    Demand Media
    425.298.2282 nn@demandmedia.com

  25. #25
    My last server purchase was from Curtis at www.racklogic.com dual 2.8ghz xeon 2gb DDR ram have to say it runs like a champ

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Posts from theWHIR.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •