Thursday, July 21, 2005

Kveton Blog » On the Drupal Donations: "We had ruled out white boxes from the get go (even before the outpouring of support from the community) so that leaves the ‘enterprise’ vendors. Looking over the quotes we got back from these vendors (and doing some math on their websites) we could get the equivalent gear from HP for $3500, from IBM for $4500 and the equipment from Sun that was closely matched in specifications for $5000 but without dual power supplies or turn-key remote management. Bearing that in mind, we could buy 3 Dell’s and 2 of anything else. For the sake of redundancy and bang-for-buck we said let’s do more Dell’s and hopefully help avoid another outage"