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Server for a small business, 25-30 employees..which brand..HP, Dell or IBM?..looking at stuff like dual power supply (hot swappable)

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Hello,
Selection of a right server is very much important decision to make in a business because a major role in the net productivity of the business is of the server.
As far as past reactions of people are concerned, there have been a bit of problems in products of HP in the last few years. So, I don't think that anyone will advice you to install the HP servers and nor do I.
Now speaking about the DELL and IBM servers. I have made a recent research on the specifications and details of the DELL and IBM servers and found their details. I am also providing you with the links to verify what I say and use your own brain in deciding. You are the final one to decide. I can only and am always there to help you out in deciding.


So, let's begin. It's evident from what I have seen that DELL is providing a server with high specifications and good performance promise at a reasonably lower cost than IBM. Also, the service of DELL is much more enhanced. On the grounds of it's aggressive marketing policy, DELL also provides benefits to it's customers from time to time. Also, DELL's post warranty services are also cheap. Furthermore, DELL provides this all without 'trading off' the standards of it's servers. I would also suggest you to purchase a Tower Server and not to think about a Rack Server now because this server is fit for your scale of business and costs accordingly.
Thus, I speak of PURCHASING A DELL PowerEDGE TOWER Server of your choice.

Please tell me in case you need any other informations. I am following up with a technically enhanced database.

Have a nice day.
Regards.

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Go with HP they have some of the best servers going for the price.

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Hi,

I would say, either go for IBM or Dell.

IBM is evergreen when it comes to server. Dell is voted as the most innovative one in server category.You could check the features and cost, and then take a decision on the basis of the requirement.

I would still go for IBM ( if you are looking for dual power supply )

Good Luck!!

Thanks!!

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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I actually installed a Dell server for a small company (15 employees). Now, I installed for them a PowerEdge T610 and it's working perfectly and coping with the demands. I totally recommend Dell servers, they are the kings now in this area.

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IBM is going to be your best bet, they have the best support and the most experience.

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WASP is one of the best. Next would be Dell

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HP StorageWorks Data Vault and MediaSmart Home Servers

HP has several NAS devices that have Microsoft Home Server packaged on the hardware. HP NAS devices are for people who don’t need an extensive amount of storage capacity. The HP NAS devices with Microsoft Home Server have as low as 640 megabytes of storage space or up to 1.5 gigabytes. These devices are beneficial for home users who just need a small, affordable way to backup files. The most affordable HP StorageWorks NAS device is just under $1,000, which is best for small offices. For more small home networks, the MediaSmart HP brand is available for as cheap as $250.00.

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault has an auto-switching power supply. Please check the link below to see the features:

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2009/10/06/review-hp-storageworks-x510-data-vault/

Thank you and good luck!

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Hi tz48mz,

i would def recomend the ProLiant DL380 series.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/DS_00147/DS_00147.PDF

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Hi they are good brands but IBM is very outstanding and it has good qualities and i can tell you that it would give you years of service and least problems,you should go for it.

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Dell Servers are more popular for small businesses such as Dell power-edge series are very popular for there ability to be used for HDD Hot swapping with ease and reliability..
If your going to invest in your own server then Dell machines are the best for your money and are perfect for small or large businesses.
If you contact dell Direct and Explain your Exact needs and budget they will be able to guide you to the exact model you require..
But Personally You should only go for Dell machines.

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I would personaly go with IBM thye been in business longer then these other companies and there servers are rock solid and state of the art. They been in this type of discussion many many years and I feel you will have allot more support then you would of HP or DELL.

You got to remember IBM is the strongest in support and allot of the support IS not outsourced unlike DELL and HP.

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Its better to go for Dell or HP than IBM... IBM is worthy but IBM is costly to maintain... you can reduce the maintanence cost if you have Dell...I recommend dell for you...

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  • Manikandan Raj Aug 04, 2010

    if performance is the only concern you should go only for IBM... Good performance, less power consumption are the features of IBM...

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Hello,

There are no two ways about this, HP product is one of the best product as regards most networking and computer accessories, they are durable and there parts are easy to get.

Also, they have a very good customer support, i will advice you go for HP server.

Take care.


Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • Jimoh Adeleke Muyideen Aug 04, 2010

    Hello,

    Check the information on this link

    http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/te...

    It will give you more information on the issue above.


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Check this one - it has hot swap dual sources, the company i work in has one and it's bullet-proof
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/15351-15351-241434-241646-241477-3884315-4157161-4157162.ht
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  • Azrael SRL Aug 10, 2010

    BTW it's fully customizable so select what options you really need - like the dual hot-plug source.


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Personally I will go to HP's servers that you can use for your purpose and for you number of employees that you have to setup in your office, for further details about HP's different server that you can choose from go to this link.

http://www.hp.com/sbso/busproducts_servers.html

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Hi,

IBM is a clear choice when it comes for servers. Please select your type of required server from their official website according to your requirement. You would want to use a powerfull processor with atleast 4 to 5 racks of hdd if you are going to work with databases.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/powersys/v3r1m5/index.jsp

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