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Re: Alternatives to Dell?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Cott Lang <cott(at)internetstaff(dot)com>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Alternatives to Dell?
Date: 2004-12-03 14:30:26
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Cott Lang wrote:

>Consider Sun's new line of Opterons. They've been around for a couple of
>years under the Newisys name. I'm using dozens of them for web servers
>and PG servers and so far both the v20z and v40z have been excellent
>performers with solid reliability.  The pricing was also competitive
>since Sun is looking to break into the market.
Really? I am not being sarcastic, but I found their prices pretty sad.
Did you go direct or web purchase? I have thought about using them
several times but....


Joshua D. Drake

>On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 14:24 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>A lot of people have been having a devilish time with Dell hardware lately.  
>>It seems like the quality control just isn't there on the Dell servers.
>>Thing is, some companies are required to use 1st-tier or at least 2nd-tier 
>>vendors for hardware; they won't home-build.   For those people, what vendors 
>>do others on this list recommend?   What have been your good/bad experiences?
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