How do I shop for enterprise-grade servers and storage?
October 14, 2013 8:40 AM Subscribe
I need to buy several servers with 24+ cores and 100+ GB of RAM, as well as storage for slightly over 100TB of data. Where (and how) should I be looking?
posted by antonymous to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm fairly comfortable with the requirements overall, but I'll admit that I've never priced out any hardware on this scale. With the dollars at stake, it seems like I should compile the specs for things that I need and find a salesperson and let them figure it out. Is there a better way to approach this?
Most of the storage I need can be set up as a NAS, SAN, or DAS, though I will definitely need a SAN or DAS for ~40TB. The other thing that will need to be included is some kind of 10gb networking infrastructure to support this. Of course, I know next to nothing about 10gb technologies that are out there right now, so any direction on that would be helpful too.