Friday, 24 August 2007

Dedicated Servers

Today I have just placed an order for a pallet of Pentium 4 machines to provide dedicated servers to you chaps in NI.

They have come in at a stonking price as they are bankrupt reseller HP stock. We have alwasy said we won't supply beige box carp, but if you guys / gals want to put your own in that is fine. However beige box is generally too higher a support overhead. It is a different matter if the support is within your hands-on time, then effectively it is being paid for, but for our equipment leased as dedicated servers, this is not something I want.

They are quite impressive machines, a selection of P4 2.4 to 3.02Gig machines, all capable of twin hard disks and plenty of memory.

I have to pat myself on the back tbh as it was an excellent purchase. I would expect we can delivery a P4 2.4Ghz, 256meg memory and 20gig disk for around fifty quid setup and less than fifty quid a month.

Upgrades to standard spec will just be commercial list pricing from which ever supplier we buy the bits from with a very slightly increased monthly price if you have twin hard drives (due to maintenance costs and increased power consumption)

They are all capable of a selection of flavours of Linux, and CentOS, RH and Ubuntu drivers are HP default, as well as MS Windows.

Anyone want to pre-order a shelf full?


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