• Possible Server Upgrade Path

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 #893  by DrunkMunki
Hey all, as our PowerEdge Servers are getting a bit old, and using old SSD's im looking at future upgrades (these should produce no lag on the games because it uses NVMe drives);

There are 2 options to go forward, I create a 1 RU Server which will occupy 1 row of a server rack, so each server i want to deploy will cost the below: (plus each row will cost a monthly fee of around $110/mo
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Alternatively (preferable) i setup a Blade server, which houses micro servers using 3RU's (3x levels in a rack) which will reduce monthly costs when i use more than 3 servers (costs about $450/mo for a 4 row slot)
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Blade Specs, each Blade represents 2x Servers, like the 1RU at top, but 1/2 the costs and no additional rack space
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Hardware info can be found here - https://www.thinkmate.com/system/microb ... 14e/528054
 #894  by DrunkMunki
Got the quote for the Blade server, looking at $13k + $6k each blade .. so looking at around $25k for the new setup
I may be able to save some $$$ if i go with thinkmate as their blades are around $4500 AUD each
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