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By Vincat ·
Hello,
Could someone throw some light on how Hardware Sizing for an Internet project is done? What are the various parameters that need to be considered? How do you arrive at the 'best' hardware solution for the client?
Thanks in advance.

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by RealGem In reply to Hardware Sizing

Naturally, it's based on requirements. Your server and other hardware has to be able to handle the load. Don't forget to consider all the segments that the data will move over. A fractional T1 line might prove to be the bottleneck. You have to know how many pages you are going to have to serve up, which means that you need to estimate the number of concurrent users, what they will do on the site, etc.

Make sure that you go with a scaleable option. You would not want to have to replace the entire server in six months if volumes come in higher than predicted.

Bottom line is that it's based on what you expect traffic to be.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Hardware Sizing

MANY THING TO CONSIDER:
START FROM STAFF IT. iS IT GOOD TO KEEP A SITE WORKING AND GROWING?

ANY PENTIUM 3 /256mb 4 hg HG AND A 512 KB INTERET CONNECTION WILL BE ENOUGH JUST TO "BE" IN THE INTERNET.

FROM THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO:

SECURE:
SECURE YOUR HARDWARE (RAID CONTROLLERS, DOUBLE POWER, DOUBLE NIC CARDS, DOUBLE INTERNET CONNECTION, UPS, BACKUP STRATEGIES, ETC

FASTEN:
MORE THAN ONE PROCESSOR, MORE MEMORY, MORE DISK SPACE, MORE SERVERS, GOOD SWITCH STRATEGIES, MORE INTERNET BW, ETC


OPTIMIZE:
ROUTE INTERNET TRAFFIC AMOMG MULTIPLE SERVERS
ROUTE TRAFFIC AMONG DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

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