----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zbigniew Szalbot" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Ted Mittelstaedt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>; "Ian Lord" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: Small Redundant web/mail setup

> Hello,
> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > The really big ISP's use proprietary commercial clustering solutions
> > that make multiple systems appear as one single system.  We are talking
> > hundreds of thousands to millions of users.  We are not talking 5000
> > users or fewer.
> >
> > You can easily serve 5K users on a single server.  You just need to
> > get good hardware.  In other words, costs start at $5000 and go up.
> Ian - not sure if it is appropriate to ask but because one day I will need
> to think about a server with solid hardware, what would you advise me to
> look at? I mean look company-wise? Or simply select from a list of a
> server-type machines that costs more than 5K?

Well, you probbaly want to start with the name brands who actually know
that FreeBSD exists!

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