I'm will be retiring my old and trusty rackmount machine soon and will be purchasing a new one to replace it. The old one was a home-grown combination of hardware, fitting into a 2U chassis.
For its replacement however, I am looking for a more professional system, including professional (hardware) support if needed, because I will be trying to run some paid services of it. Something from a vendor like Dell, IBM or HP/Compaq. Something that preferably fits into 1U and can give me some degree of hardware fault tolerance like a raid5 built-in on 3 disks. I have seen something like this coming from Dell for example (allthough I'd really rather use 2x AMD64, which Dell doesn't do ..)
Anyway, who is using FreeBSD in a professional world on hardware like this ? Anyone with a recommendation? This 'swap' won't happen untill Q4 this year, so it will be running 5-STABLE then. Please take this new platform into consideration for when recommending new hardware.
Thanks, Stephan (asking as a individual; not in behalf of any company)
-- Stephan van Beerschoten [KeyID: 0x08F12864] "If you are adminstering UNIX systems and don't master tools such as make, shell, and perl, then you are working too hard." -- Wietse Venema. Fri, 12 Dec 2003
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