[plug] Hardware Recommendations??

Paul Wilson hooker at opera.iinet.net.au
Mon Jan 10 14:37:34 WST 2000

> Can anyone recommend a good local supplier of quality PC's for servers? We
> in a proposal for two Deam Boxes (Dell Quad Xeon's, about $70k for two),
> now we have to suggest cheaper alternatives. ^_^
> Cost is an issue, but we're not talking Shoestring (like Dual Celeron);
> Hopefully we should be able to get about $20-$30k for two servers.
> Features we're after include:
>   - SMP - At least Dual PIII. Am thinking Dual Coppermine PIII.
>   - Hardware RAID (mirrored).
>   - Hardware Support Agreement (pref. on-site)
>   - Redundant Power Supplies
> The two servers will primarily be webservers, including DB's, search
> and other related utilities, running Debian. The duplication is intended
> if one has a fault, or needs upgrading, the other can easily carry all the
> till the first is repaired.
> So, who do people recommend to supply hardware like this? Is there anyone
> than Dell? Any info on peoples experiences would be appreciated...

Must the kit be branded?  If not, try these two guys for quotes :

    Graham Styles        0407 704 336
    Paul Yates               0414 354 330

I've bought and used equipment supplied by both (as do a number of companies
in town) without problems.


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