small biz server + backup recommendations
Posted on 2006-06-09
I need to buy another application server. I've been given a budget of $3355 to $4100 in $US but can probably get a little more if I mount a good business case
Our current servers have twin xeons. In the DL range the twin processor models seem expensive.
Is there another range that would be better value?
Currently we have SCSI arrays. About 50 users at the moment - business been growing by 10% each year so say 80 users to be safe. Can I cut costs by going to SATA?
The main application currently uses a foxpro database back end and is disk I/O intensive - it is going to sql2005. Is it worth going for the twin processors?
And what should the drive config be - an OS mirror with a raid array for the data or is it better to put the lot on the 6i card?