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  1. #1
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    Rackmount Server vendors

    I am looking for a rack mount server provider (1U, 2U). Any suggestions and recommendations are appreciated. I have checked out Rackmountsetc and Rackmountmicro. Can anyone suggest similar vendors? This is what I am looking for:
    1. Reliability and good support if there is a hardware issue with a server
    2. Good prices
    3. Quick shipping of new orders

    Your feedback is appreciated as well as reviews of Rackmountsetc and Rackmountmicro.
    Brent

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    Tommy Tran - tommy @ vinax.net ::: VINAX, LLC ::: http://vinax.net ::: Since 2004
    Premium Dedicated Servers and Colocation in downtown Chicago (350 E. Cermak Rd)
    Premium Bandwidth, 100% Network & Power Uptime SLA, 24/7 Prompt Tech Support

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    Give Jamie Wolfe at RAM Micro Industries a call, he's a great guy to deal with for hardware. They build SuperMicro servers. I like them because they're local here in Nashville, but they can ship anywhere I'm sure. Great guy, tell him I sent you

    -Chris

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    Contact the guys over at Rackmount Micro. They've improved over the past several months, although their service was never bad, and now systems seem to be shipping faster and faster. As long as it is nothing too exotic they can get it shipped out in a matter of days. Their pricing is very fair, and they're easy to work with, both pre-sales and on any RMA issues, etc.
    Karl Zimmerman - Steadfast: Managed Dedicated Servers and Premium Colocation
    karl @ steadfast.net - Sales/Support: 312-602-2689
    Cloud Hosting, Managed Dedicated Servers, Chicago Colocation, and New Jersey Colocation
    Now Open in New Jersey! - Contact us for New Jersey colocation or dedicated servers

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    He's already got them listed. I'd suggest looking at apaqdigital.com

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    You can't go wrong with apaqdigital. http://www.apaqdigital.com

    They provide servers to may hosts here and many hosts all over the world.

    Great prices and great servers.
    SiteSouth
    Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. Colocation

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    Thanks for the recommendations, I appreciate the feedback.
    Brent

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    Hi!
    I like:

    http://www.aberdeeninc.com

    They've been around for years..and really burn-in and test everything before shipping it out.

    Bryon
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    Soil Relocation Engineer

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    Hewlett-Packard

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    I have to say Rack Mount Specialists are my pick. I just ordered another 6 servers from them

    Rob always takes the time to make sure I am getting the best bank for my buck and I must say I am very happy with all the machines I have ordered from him.

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    Another vote for Apaq. Never had a problem that wasn't handled perfectly and have been a customer for 3 or 4 years - 100% of our hardware comes from Apaq now.

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    If this is going into a colo there are only three vendors that I would recomend, yes they are more expensive but overall you are much better off because when things do go down they have the staff to be at your location within four hours.

    IBM
    HP
    Dell
    Linn Boyd

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    I reccomend apaqdigital as well. I've ordered quite a few customized supermicro configurations that have some fairly hard to get components and Chong always delivers extremely quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDingy
    If this is going into a colo there are only three vendors that I would recomend, yes they are more expensive but overall you are much better off because when things do go down they have the staff to be at your location within four hours.

    IBM
    HP
    Dell
    IMHO this is a myth. First off, in most cases the onsite service is outsourced to someone like GE. What most people don't understand is that you'll spend significant time with a level I tech on the phone who attempts to diagnose your issue, and should it be resolved that a hardware issue is at fault, you'd better hope they have your replacement part in stock. If they don't, you're completely out of luck.

    Some hosts do very well with guaranteed onsite support. I decided long ago I'd prefer to use off-the-shelf components (i.e., SuperMicro boxes from Apaq) and stock my own spare parts in the DC. It's worked extremely well for us and I can rest easy knowing I don't have to rely on anyone else to service my gear.

    Brandon

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbtrussell
    IMHO this is a myth. First off, in most cases the onsite service is outsourced to someone like GE. What most people don't understand is that you'll spend significant time with a level I tech on the phone who attempts to diagnose your issue, and should it be resolved that a hardware issue is at fault, you'd better hope they have your replacement part in stock. If they don't, you're completely out of luck.

    Some hosts do very well with guaranteed onsite support. I decided long ago I'd prefer to use off-the-shelf components (i.e., SuperMicro boxes from Apaq) and stock my own spare parts in the DC. It's worked extremely well for us and I can rest easy knowing I don't have to rely on anyone else to service my gear.

    Brandon
    I'd disagree with that, perhaps it's just a personal experience. I've had HP people out in under an hour from making the phonecall at about 3AM in the morning with all the right parts, and I've never waited more than 2 hours.

    Dan

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    Not a Myth

    We have had one client with a smaller builder that was listed earlier on this thread that has had a raid card problem for three months. The big boys have it down and they know this stuff. They may contract it out, but the contractors have the parts available every place along with the many distribution houses etc.
    Linn Boyd

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    No doubt vendor support can work. It's also indisputable that some times it doesn't. I'll put it this way... would you rather *hope* your vendor had the part you need in stock at 3AM and someone available to come install it, or *know* you had it sitting 3 feet away in the bottom of the cabinet?

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