[windows2000] Re: Money to spend (for once)

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:42:16 +0200

Andy Wolstenholme <> wrote on Thursday, August 10, 2006 10:05 AM:

1ry goal: Data never ever decreases. Therefore more storage is almost always
needed. With that said, more fileservers, or more hd-space/raids for the
fileservers you already have.

Same analogy can be used to get more hd-space for the exchange-servers.

Which of these you choose to add more hd-space too is your preference.

2ry goal (way down...): More bandwidth. Ie gigabit all the way out to the

3ry goal: Computing-power today is fine as it is, ie if you do normal

What does your company do? Might be easier to advise if we knew.

Comment: We still use 1GHz P3/Athlon/Duron single-cpus and dual-cpus P3
servers. Heck, we even still have a single-cpu P3/500 still running... The
only thing that is a constant PITA is hd-space. We currently have around 3TB
total and would need more. Perhaps some kind of consoliditation, as the
hd-space we have today is spread out here and there. Maybe a SAN/NAS?

Another interesting area of expansion is to build a tech-corner/lab with spare
parts on the shelfs. 8-)

> Chaps,
> I realise thise may be a little off the topic but need some advice and you
> guys have never failed.
> Have been given some money to throw at infrastructure and trying to decide
> where to upgrade, either the Exchange (2003) or the File server.
> Both are happily running and am newish to the company so it is difficult to
> forecast growth.  From your experience where is the processing power needed
> more. Which areas tend to increase preformance requirements more rapidly. If
> you were given some dosh, where woudl you invest it?
> Any advice is greatly appreciated.
> PS. any expenditure must be allocated within infrastructure.  A fast car is
> not acceptable. I know becuase i asked...

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