From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Wed 20 Jun 2001 - 09:02:04 IST
> == Eoin Verling
>> I'm looking to buy a few rack mount servers to run linux. [...]
>> I'd prefer _not_ to buy from the Dell/Gateways because of the
"Cost"? Have you seen the Dell PowerEdge 350? It's an "entry-level"
server in that it has IDE instead of SCSI etc, but the price is pretty
Getting "cheap" machines is likely to be a false economy in any case,
if you're actually doing anything serious and critical with these
boxes. 24/7 servers really need solid hardware. I can't recommend
the Dell PowerEdge 2450 highly enough - we have about 17 of them in
our server farm; they're great boxes. I'm seriously considering the
PE350 for a couple of jobs which don't require fast disks (firewalls,
etc); it looks like an unbeatable box.
for the PowerEdge 350, and
for the PowerEdge 2550 (successor to the 2450).
Hope this helps.
Note, I have no connection with Dell other than being a satisfied
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