Me and a friend of mine are in the market for a 1-4U Rack Server for use to deal with the expanding of our new company.
a little background: We started a few months ago doing Web design, moved to web Applications and decided to expand to web hosting and VPS, due to the lack of quality hosts in Israel, we figured if we start now, we might be a Main player in a few years.
Our budget is quite flexible, i will say more about this later, the web server will Run some sort virtualization Service (Were going to offer VPS and Shared Hosting for now), what we need is a Strong Server, Hopefully a two socket system, and ALOT of storage, i was thinking RAID 10 for the Storage, i think something in the range of 15-20 Disks is what we'll want (We'll need at least 5TB as starters, so i hope this will be enough in a RAID 10 configuration).
I thought about getting a Dell server, but they're HIGHLY overpriced in my country, and the new servers get here at least a year late, I'm talking 300% price premium at least.
The Chassis should be 4U max, since we probably can't afford to rent more at the Datacenter at the moment, We'll also need Redundant PSU, And atleast 32GB Ram(if we can squeeze 64GB ram, let me know)
The budget is flexible because We want this System, and we'll take price considerations after getting a general idea of how much its going to cost, i would like to see if some people can give me some rough estimates.