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Re: [vox-tech] Setting up a real environment
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Re: [vox-tech] Setting up a real environment

I feel less qualified to give an opinion on hardware stuff; but I will
anyway :)

Spending less money up front isn't always the best solution.  If there
are significant reasons for using such high-power equipment as you
list below, I wouldn't skimp in that area for mission-critical
systems.  I'd say always make sure you use equipment that can handle a
very sizeable chunk more than the very worst you will ever demand of
it (after all, you wouldn't buy a car whose top speed is 70MPH if you
were planning on driving it about 68MPH on the freeway...)


On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 04:21:15PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> I was thinking I could address the hardware costs by running on some other
> hardware, maybe a big Compaq server or something?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Micah Cowan" <micah@cowanbox.com>
> To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 4:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Setting up a real environment
> > On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 03:51:46PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > > I'm working at a customer, currently all the hardware from the app is
> hosted
> > > by Accenture (formally Andersen Consulting).  They are starting the
> planning
> > > of bring it all back in house.  Rough estimate is $1.5 million.  Which
> would
> > > be 2 HP N-class servers (4 way (PA-RISC), 1.5 gig memory, don't know
> clock
> > > speed), some sort of disk cabinet (maybe a small EMC or one of HP's
> AutoRaid
> > > cabinets (crappy raid device if you ask me)), & various win2000 machines
> and
> > > software.
> > >
> > > Anyway, I thought I'd put together an estimate for replacing the HP/EMC
> > > stuff with linux stuff, give it to the CIO as an alternative (hopefully
> cost
> > > saving and higher performance).

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