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Buying Your Next Physical Servers
When is it time to buy a new server - and what exactly do you need? Whether you've made this decision already or someone else has tasked you with the assignment, buying a new server for your IT department can be a long process. There are a number of different types, models and options, including blade centers, freestanding floor models, 1U rack mounts and more - not to mention your options if you’re considering a virtual or cloud-based environment.
And that's just scratching the surface: There are myriad options to consider, including packaging, functionality, interoperability, performance, availability, survivability, capacity, energy efficiency and the economics associated with servers to navigate.
This e-book will guide you through these complex efforts by covering three components: determining needs and requirements, understanding your options, and putting it all together.
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AuthorGreg Schulz Founder, The Server and StorageIO Group
Greg Schulz is founder of the independent IT industry advisory and consultancy firm The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO). At StorageIO Schulz spends most of his time providing real-world advisory, analyst and custom confidential consultancy services to clients ranging from small to Fortune 100 organizations on a global basis. He has more than 30 years of experience across applications, archive, backup, BC and DR, performance and capacity planning, cloud and virtualization.