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looking for the entry level or mid range server for web based application and maximum users working on this application not more than 25 users, please suggest cost effective Dell server or IBM , thanks in advance.
D_wathiAsked:
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kevinhsiehCommented:
Sorry, but you have not described the requirements for the workload. How much CPU and RAM does it need? How fast does the storage need to be? How much?

Depending on the workload (web server by itself is not very descriptive), you might be able to use a Raspberry Pi, or need a server with 24 cores, 512 GB RAM, and 4 TB of SSD.

Hopefully the application vendor or developer can give some sizing information.
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hi D_wathi,

IMO, manufacturer is very subjective and those terms, "entry level or mid range server" are very relative terms and should be completely discarded for requirements. I prefer DELL but you can easily procure server/s by either manufacture, which will not meet or exceed your expectations and more importantly system requirements if not spec'd according to your requirements. I fully agree with Kevin, you need to define actual requirements. The same can be said about pickups...I have to haul a load, which truck should I buy Ford or Chevy (obviously the correct answer here is Chevy ;P) but the same still stands, what kind of load (material), what are the demands, where are you going, what is the terrain, etc.

Do you have any form of baselines to go off of...previous server, performance metrics, etc?

Also, have you considered virtualization?

Let me know in you have any questions!
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65tdRetiredCommented:
What Operating System is the web server to run on, in addition to the comments above?.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Also, will it be hosting a database and what kind?
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