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I was task to propose new servers.

Given a budget that I can purchase either two 1u servers or one 2u server, which one should I go for?

eg. 1u -> server Dell R310, 2u server -> Dell R710

Any pro and con if I go for 2u server?

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closed as not a real question by Shane Madden, Chris S Apr 25 '12 at 2:45

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You should go for what you need.

If you need two servers, buy two servers. If you need one server, buy one server. A server's height has no correlation with performance or appropriateness for your business's needs.

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...nor it's price either. – Chris S Apr 25 '12 at 2:46
But on that note, give me an R710 any day. Because it sounds better than a 310 (blame Intels i-series processor namings) – Mark Henderson Apr 25 '12 at 5:05
Thanks for the heads-up. I unable to answer when my superior ask me this question as I have no prior experience getting new servers. Shane's answer do pretty much clear up what should I go for :) – conandor Apr 27 '12 at 3:23

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