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Spec me a server

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  • 08-05-2009 1:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭


    Hi all,

    Work have asked me to spec a server. The purpose of the server is to act as a test bed so that we can develop solutions for clients problems and test them in house before implementing them on the clients server. I'm presuming that it'll be a SQL server as a lot of the work we do involves developing databases. However some people want to trial sharepoint and do other things with it so i'm gathering its purpose will change over its time. Price isn't a huge issue however we'll have to justify the cost against its purpose.

    I work for a management consulting firm so the solutions won't be extremely tasking. Also this is a really stupid question but can one server serve multiple purposes as in run sql server and sharepoint at the same time? I think i nearly anwered my question typing that but I need clarification.

    Regards,

    Req


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭zod


    If the server is to act as a test bed and not service actual users.. then redundancy is not important.

    So my advice is to buy a cheap server with a quad core a single big hard disk and lots of RAM.. at least 8GB, 16GB if you can stretch.

    Then choose a virtualisation technology VMware or Microsoft hyperV in 2008


  • Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭requiem1


    zod wrote: »
    If the server is to act as a test bed and not service actual users.. then redundancy is not important.

    So my advice is to buy a cheap server with a quad core a single big hard disk and lots of RAM.. at least 8GB, 16GB if you can stretch.

    Then choose a virtualisation technology VMware or Microsoft hyperV in 2008

    Perfect that's what I was thinking, I'll try to spec something out and will repost with spec asap


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