[THIN] Re: blades versus VMWARE

  • From: "Steve Greenberg" <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 08:39:26 -0700

The other options is instead of buying 10 blades, you could buy 3 or 4 =
high
end machines and run those 10 servers on VMWare on these machines

Steve Greenberg
Thin Client Computing
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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On =
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Of Luchette, Jon
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 8:20 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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