I would like to set up a Live Streaming site and would like the advice from the community experts on how I should build out my server. The way I see it, from an economic money saving perspective, the site will consist of several components residing on one physical server. And they are:
1. Red5 Flash Streaming Server
2.FFMPEG for transcoding of video content
3. Drupal CMS with various modules
4. the website
I've already bought a 3U chassis with 16 hard drive trays but would welcome some input as to what specific components I should use.
A dual proc motherboard is definitely needed and was thinking of using AMD proc's instead of Zeon. User's will be uploading video content to the website so will need enough memory and processing power to handle the encoding of media content. So the question is which motherboard would you recommend that will support AMD 4/6 core processors??
I was told that the Seagate Constellation series are enterprise class drives to use in this case so will be using 1TB drives instead as they run about 120 each from New Egg.
The Seagate Constellations are only recommended as enterprise drives as they have more space (3 TB) and use slightly less power, which only really makes a difference if your running a lot of the drives, I would stick to the Barracudas I picked, they will do fine.