Servers for virtualisation?
So, I currently have a plan to upgrade some slightly older servers in our rack with extra CPUs and RAM. These servers run Intel E5620 processors.
To do the upgrade (ie. an extra processor each, plus more ram, bringing them up to 28GB RAM each) it will cost us around £5k.
However, @jamesfed just highlighted the HP DL165 G7, which has Opteron processors, and doesn't cost much at all.
Buying 3 of these with 2 x Opteron 6234 processors and 32GB RAM each would set us back around £7.5k.
So, the question is - which do I go for? I'm finding it difficult to find any reviews of that processor, but the fact that it has lots of cores makes it jump out as 'good for virtualisation' to me.
The current servers are Dell R610s running 4GB RAM each with a single E5620 processor, they were put in by the exiting managed service provider to fill a gap they were leaving.