I am starting a project for a client and I would like to know if there is a place to obtain hardware to base a custom router/network appliance on.
I have the need for a rack mount device, something along the lines of the forfactor of the smoothwall appliance. I can't imagine that smoothwall (and countless others) are going to direct manufactures there has to be some wholesaler somewhere.
I also have the need for smaller 'remote' boxes that I am thinking I can use some sort of Mini-ITX form factor, but I am having troubling finding boards with dual and 1000Mbs ports.
So my questions are:
- What are some wholesale places to purchase 'appliance type' hardware?
- Does anyone know of any other alternative to the mini-itx form factor to have dual nics and/or 1Gbs port(s)?