[WEB4LIB] web services server suggestions

Robin Boulton rboulton at linc.lib.il.us
Wed Jul 14 12:55:48 EDT 2004

I've had generally good - sometimes great - experiences with Dell's service
and support, while I have had only nightmares perpetrated on me by Compaq. I
quit buying any Compaq gear years ago. Might have changed lately, but I'm
staying with Dell - their hardware is, I think, as good as any; their
pricing is usually unbeatable, and as I said, I've liked their service.

Robin Boulton
rboulton at linc.lib.il.us
IT Manager
(630) 584 0076 x 258
St. Charles Public Library District                         Cell:  (630) 918
St. Charles, IL 60174                                             FAX: (630)
584 3448 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: web4lib at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib at webjunction.org]
> On Behalf Of Andrew Mutch
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:07 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] web services server suggestions
> Hi all,
> I have a few servers that I need to add to my network that will be
> handling basic web-oriented services like WindowsUpdates and intranets
> as well as some other services like DNS and DHCP. In the past, I've used
> retired boxes to run these services. However, I'm fortunate enough to
> have some money to go out and buy some dedicated server boxes for these
> uses. Also, some of these servers will be taking on some roles where
> reliability and uptime will be of paramount concern and I don't want to
> rely on second-hand boxes for those uses. These servers will be running
> a mix of Linux and Windows 2000/2003 Server and probably won't be doing
> any major database processing.
> I'm looking for suggestions for server hardware that people have been
> happy with in these kinds of roles. The preference would be for a
> rack-mounted box.
> This Dell box:
> http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=e
> n&oc=pe750&s=bsd
> looks like it would be happy handling web services and the price is
> nice. We've also used Compaq at the Township and have been happy with
> their servers. Anyone have any other recommendations or warnings they
> would like to share?
> Thank you!
> Andrew Mutch
> Library Systems Technician
> Waterford Township Public Library
> Waterford, MI

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