Where do you get your Rackmount servers?
cory at adaptableit.com
Tue Jun 8 22:32:08 PDT 2004
On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:02:28PM -0700, Gregory K. Ruiz-Ade wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 June 2004 01:36 pm, Cory Petkovsek wrote:
> > You mean no substitute on parts. Proprietary servers often require
> > components from the mother ship, and only parts for currently supported
> > servers. This has been my main disklike with proprietary servers.
> This is like complaining that if you own a GM car you need to buy GM parts.
> Okay, so that's a completely crappy analogy,
> but my point is that if you're
> going to spend the money on _good_ server hardware (in which I would
> classify Dell's and HP's machines), you're going to spend a little more on
> a support contract that will give you parts for free for the next 1-3
I agree that proprietary servers with support contracts will provide a good
server, however feel it is the support contract that really makes these
Intel and Supermicro make _good_ server motherboards. Intel makes _good_
server cpus. Lots of memory manufacturers make _good_ RAM. Same with disks.
Supermicro and others make _good_ chassis. The only thing a proprietary vendor
does is integrate the components, possibly make a motherboard, and sell it with
a support contract.
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