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10 things to keep in mind when purchasing a new server

(Brien Posey, TechRepublic) If you’re in the market for a new server, you need to evaluate your choices carefully to make sure the one you buy will meet your needs.

A network server is a big investment and usually represents a long-term commitment, so it’s critically important to select one that will meet all your needs. Here are some things you should consider when you go shopping for a new server:
1. Drivers
2. Redundancy
3. Hot-swappable components
4. Form factor
5. Fault tolerant memory
6. Storage
7. CPU support
8. Connectivity
9. Memory capacity
10. Manageability

 
 
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