[THIN] Re: blades versus VMWARE

  • From: "Luchette, Jon" <JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:29:46 -0400

I guess I should explain more, if we were to go with Blades in this
decision, it would just be that we would use the Blades to REPLACE the
DL360's, and then we would use the DL360's for different applications, so
it's not like I would get 4-6 Blades on top of what I already have for
Citrix...


-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Mann [mailto:emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:24 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: blades versus VMWARE

Given the choice, I'd rather have more physical units then more virtual
units on less physical machines.  But this thinking would go along with
you actually needing more capacity over cheaper DR/test environments.
If you have good capacity and room to grow with your current setup, then
perhaps VMWare would be better because it will give you cheaper DR/test
environments.


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Luchette, Jon
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:20 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] blades versus VMWARE

Just wanted to get a discussion going on a decision that I am trying to
tackle in terms of MF...  Right now our environment looks like this:
seven MF servers running MF XP FR3 on Windows 2k Server sp4, 2 NFuse
servers also with CSG installed on both running Win2k Advanced Server
sp4, and all servers are Compaq DL 360's (some G1, some G2)  with dual
1ghz processors and 2gb RAM, we have a SAN now (HP EVA 5000) but are not
currently housing any MF data on it.=20
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Ideally we would be able to install MF on some new blade servers, house
the data on the SAN, and utilize VMWARE as well.  That is not going to
happen here, we just don't have the money for it.  However, we may have
the money for either one OR the other.  All things considered in terms
of MF in particular, which one would you rather have in your data center
and why?  I know they do different things, but when you match those
things up against one another, which one has more advantages?=20
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/jL
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