We are currently investigating options to consolidating our servers and we've had two proposals from different partners one offering a HP solution and another offering a Intel Modular system. I know there are different factors which will help make the decision but based on pure performance which is best? If I give you some basic factors and the spec given is it possible for you to help us with our decision?
- Consolidating 4 servers (1xAccounts database, 1xWMS database, 1xTMS database, 1x Microsoft Exchange
- Windows Server 2008
- Active Directory
- Between the 3 databases, neither database is more the 500mbs each, and all 3 have 10 concurrent users during day time (Total 30 users during day time) which is all just basic text entry
- Exchange there are 80 mailboxes, majority of the accounts below 800mbs with around 15 accounts over 1gb
- Total amount of users 70, all of which only save spreadsheets and word documents (Not many over 5mbs)
So there's no real massive resource hog other then exchange.
The two solutions we've been offered are:
HP BLc3000 3 x HP BL460 G7 / On each blade 2 x Intel Xeon E5630 & 24gb RAM 8.4tb HP P2000 SAN
The other being
Intel Modular MFSYS25 3 x MFS5520VIBR / On each blade 2 x Intel Xeon E5630 & 24gb RAM 8.4tb SAN