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Re: hardware advice

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alan Hodgson <ahodgson(at)simkin(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: hardware advice
Date: 2012-09-27 20:44:44
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On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Alan Hodgson <ahodgson(at)simkin(dot)ca> wrote:
> On Thursday, September 27, 2012 02:13:01 PM David Boreham wrote:
>> The equivalent Supermicro box looks to be somewhat less expensive :
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101693
>>
>> When you consider downtime and the cost to ship equipment back to the
>> supplier, a warranty doesn't have much value to me but it may be useful
>> in your situation.
>
> And you can probably buy 2 Supermicros for the cost of the Dell. 100% spares.

This 100x this.  We used to buy our boxes from aberdeeninc.com and got
a 5 year replacement parts warranty included.  We spent ~$10k on a
server that was right around $18k from dell for the same numbers and a
3 year warranty.


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