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    New Server .. Which One ?

    Hi..
    I'm looking for a new mid range 1 or 2 U rack server for Exchange, ISA and Remote Access..

    Looking to have half a Terabyte of space mirrored ..

    which servers would my peers recommend ?

    Insight/uk would be my starting point...

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    I think that you be wanting two servers unless you are virtualising. ISA and Remote Access are designed to coexist nicely. Adding exchange will end up causing you trouble and will also make the ISA server less secure.

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    Take a look at the Sun range for some quality kit... there are some good offers from SCC and you may find try and buy useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Take a look at the Sun range for some quality kit... there are some good offers from SCC and you may find try and buy useful

    Looking for a Dell or Compaq/HP for a reasonable price :-)

    How will have to but 2 servers due to the exchange issue... (so a small cheap mirrored one there then) :-(

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    HP are currently running a 'get a free processor' offer with some of their servers, notably the DL360 range. We're looking at buying 4 with 2.83Ghz quad core xeon's, 4GB ram and dual 146GB SAS drives each. After the rebate, it will come in at about £6.5k. Pretty good really. I'd speak to European Electronique and see what they can offer you.

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    So any suggestions then...

    How would this one do ?

    Insight UK - HP ProLiant DL360 G5 - Rack - 2-way - 1 x Quad-C...

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    Insight's HP deals are legendary, but they are offered elsewhere as well so take a quick look at dabs, ebuyer etc.

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    For stuff like this, I always stick it on Catalist - OGCbuying.solutions e-catalogue and see what the suppliers come up with based on a reasonably detailed usage spec.
    For the ISA server, just specify how many simultaneous users and speed of connection.
    For the Exchange server, how many mailboxes and level of use.
    As previously said, don't put Exchange on your ISA server, keep them separate. You would be much better buying two slightly lower spec boxes than trying to put both on one. You will get much better performance doing that.

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    servers

    take a look at Servers by Servers Direct got some 0% lease offers also



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