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By jfrickson ·
I need to set up a remote data center. There will initially be 5 servers -- one Windows 2003 Server, and 4 Linux, probably SuSE.

My budget will be somewhat limited, so price is a factor. Since it's remote, remote management is a BIG factor. I've heard that HP and Sun have the best remote management, followed by IBM and Dell.

If I were to go HP, I'd probably get a mix of Proliant DL140's and DL360's. For Sun, it would probably be a mix of X2100's and X4100/X4200's. I haven't looked too much at IBM's offerings, but I'm guessing a mix of xSeries 336 and x3550's. I've pretty much ruled out Dell.

I would appreciate recommendations and comments on the (dis)advantages of these or other systems.

Thanks!
John

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Setting Up Remote Data Ce ...

Only thing that I'll add is that IBM Partner with both Red Hat and SUSE and if you have a problem they guarantee to have a fix within 48 hours.

Apparently according to IBM they have 20 + of their own staff working with only Linux and have a hot line to the developers if necessary.

While their products are more expensive they do offer a better service with some nicer hardware which comes at a premium price.

If you are only looking at the initial purchase price then Dell would be the way to go but they will be unreliable. If you can consider Down Time Costs in the purchase I would go the IBM route as they just have a better service that no one else can match. And you are far less likely to need it.

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by tmerla In reply to Setting Up Remote Data Ce ...

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