(Ping! Zine Digital Issue 07) – Servers are an ever evolving necessity in the web hosting industry. The hardware landscape has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. With a lot of exciting advances and much more affordability, now is the perfect time to buy new hardware, or upgrade your existing infrastructure. There is a lot to consider, however, when looking at new hardware.
First and foremost, you have to determine what your shiny new box is going to do for your organization. Will it be for storage, virtualization, or something simple, such as email or standard hosting? Before continuing, you must look into the power requirements and space restrictions at your datacenter.