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Sep
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comment Server and network setup for a small private school
"Trick here is budget I'm sure" It really is nearly impossible to give any good recommendations without knowing what the budget is, ugh!
Sep
26
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Sep
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answered Server and network setup for a small private school
Sep
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Sep
23
answered Ramifications of rebooting a file server when files are open
Sep
23
comment How can I develop a strategy for serving 45 second videos to hundreds of thousands of users?
If you want a custom server, drop it in a colo, you'll need a lot more pipe than a T1. I'd say depends on the scale, if it's a start-up project, go cloud till your income (and demand) matches getting dedicated hardware.
Sep
16
answered Can MySQL “Query” be exploited (while processing to Server)?
Sep
15
comment Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk
Assumption on my part, I couldn't imagine two people actively sharing a phone! Hah.
Sep
15
comment Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk
Or dynamically generate your asterisk configs based on who is in the office.
Sep
15
comment Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk
The only thing you'll have to keep in mind is that ext. 2003 will likely not go to voicemail, but get picked up by the person who thinks the're extension 2001, bleh!
Sep
15
answered Recover .VMDK from ESXi?
Sep
15
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Sep
15
answered How to expose IIS to intranet hosted on Windows Server 2008 R2
Sep
15
comment Is there a reason(s) I should not create a datastore to house a single VM?
+1 on the management part, I think I cried a little when thinking of how many LUNs I'd have to take care of. :( I mean the guy is going to talk about micro-management and then sell you an EqualLogic, a device that arguably takes a decent hit to its performance/cost ratio so that you don't have to micro-manage.
Sep
15
answered Temporary FTP accounts?
Sep
15
revised EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
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Sep
15
comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
I know and I agree, but the choice for close vendor availability is not mine. :( sorry. Also wish Pogo would sell some cheaper dual-controller units like you see in most storage now so their HA setups didn't start at $36k.
Sep
15
comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
BTW: 32-bit box with SATA outperforms local RAID-10 on our Dev ESXi setup (two mirrored pools + compression). I KNOW ZFS kicks butt... Also AFAIK we don't have any local Nexenta vendors.
Sep
15
comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
Well I know our issues: it's on an aging 32-bit box with questionable hardware support (so I do a lot of Solaris digging to get things done, it's just an example of "I know what I'm doing, I don't need a box that does everything for me"). On top of that I need other staff in IT to be able to use it competently, and I'm not feeling 100% comfortable about that, especially on production. I love the underlying system (it really is better than any other SAN I've seen), I just wish Nexenta would come out with a little bit better management software.
Sep
15
comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
It's a hard decision when you're almost handed a blank check and still trying to get the most bang for your buck for it. ;) Mainly it's the whole MD3600 doing 30k+ IOPS and the 4100 series topping out at around 8K (both without going into SSDs IIRC) and whether the tools compensate for the much lower scalability... but I guess if our vendor doesn't support anything more complicated than "little Jimmy's first SAN" setup then I have to suck it up and take what they'll give us.