Server Recommendations in general ... and any HP rackmounts experiences
Just a quick question regarding how do you (yes you) spec your server infrastructure? I am in the position now where i will be recommending hardware for about 100% increase in concurrent connections across all services. (making it approx max 500 concurrent connections for any 1 service, and very likely for the ISA/WF SRV).
Whilst in the past i have suggested and 'felt out the situation' so to speak, i have never had a concrete method (or formula better) for providing specs for hardware, but to my credit never had under specced anything ive had to recommend.
In addition to this -- we currently have a few (alot) tower based servers and with this new introduction might be looking at rack mounts for their obvious benifits, can any comment on any caveats with rack mounts i might have to look out for? Special hardware? Reliability?
Thanks for your time guys.