We are considering moving our 6 Dual Xeons from SM to Total Control Servers:
- is it worth doing that? Servers reliable? how much better (hopefully) is their support?
- can anybody give me an idea how much more IO the SCSI 5 raid server with 4x73k drives can do compared to one with 2x73k scsi drives - both 10k RPM and dual 2.x xeons ?
- any tips on how to do a smooth transition?
- any things to look out for?
The Total Controls are all dells so that certainly helps in quality. SM's are just white boxes I believe. Also, the total controls are 2.8 GHz xeons, SM has 2.4 ghz xeons...Total controls have 11 IP's each if that's important. There is 500-800 GB more bandwidth alotted to you. You get gold management free of charge. And you also get 10K RPM SCSI HD's. I use nothing but total controls now and I have to say, "I'm lovin' it."