You have been told by someone or determined on your own that it is time for a new server, however what to get?


A blade server, rack mount, floor model, physical or virtual perhaps cloud?


How about one that is fully configured and accessorized to meet your specific environments needs?


There are several considerations involving what type of server or computer is needed to meet your specific needs or application requirements.


Options include price, packaging, vendor preferences, blade center, freestanding, 1U rack mount, virtual and cloud support, with or without storage and networking, performance as well as power and cooling among other considerations.


Here is a link (PDF version here, may require registration) to an article that I put together to help determine your needs as well as consider various options for your next server.


Hope you find the information useful!


Nuff said for now


Cheers gs