A few recent comments have revived a discussion on the Data Center Talk forum on some of the factors that go into the decision to buy a server. Everyone agrees performance, durability and cost effectiveness are some of the obvious factors in choosing a server. One of the other factors brought up was compatibility with existing equipment, platforms, software, employee expertise and procedures. Having the server fit into the current data center environment is surely something to watch for.
Considering a new server purchase? Hear what other factors to consider, and join the discussion in the forum!