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Serving Buying Guide: Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Hardware

How to choose a server for reliability, availability, and serviceability

Learn how to choose a server for reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). This server buying guide brochure outlines key considerations for selecting the right hardware for your application solution and compares three options ­ single system, clusters, and fault-tolerant servers.

Key Considerations

  • How important is it for your server and application to operate without interruptions?
  • What consequences would an unplanned outage have?
  • How critical is transaction integrity?
  • Preventing data loss?
  • If downtime occurs or there is a need for troubleshooting or repair, how much recovery time is acceptable until your environment is restored to normal operation?
  • Do you need to administer and troubleshoot the system remotely?
  • How much time can your experienced IT professionals spend administering and maintaining the system?
  • How fast do you expect the system’s workload to grow? How soon will you need to upgrade?

These factors will largely determine whether a server will offer your organization its best return on investment (ROI).

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