Friday, April 06

Geek

Comparison Shopping

I'm looking around at pricing on a newer, shinier server for the newer, shinier mee.nu I'm working on.  The baseline config I'm using is this:
  • Dual Xeon E5-2620 (2 x 6 cores, 2GHz)
  • 64GB RAM
  • 2 x 2TB disks
  • 2 x ~200GB SSDs
  • Hardware RAID-1
  • 10TB bandwidth on 100Mbps port
  • Remote access over IPMI
Let's see what I get from five different vendors, taking list price off the website of each:
  1. $615/month (but only 160GB SSDs)
  2. $655/month (240GB SSDs)
  3. $698/month (256GB SSDs)
  4. $764/month (240GB SSDs)
  5. $2,979/month (200GB SSDs)
Guess who's the odd one out?


Update: Sent out a couple of emails, got a reply back from number 3 who kindly pointed me to their latest specials.  I might be getting a smaller server with them to try things out, and if it all works well, get two more.  

And when I say "smaller" I mean 16 CPUs and 32GB of RAM, which is one-third more of each than have at the moment.  And then three of those.  I expect we can get four times our current capacity for the same price.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:21 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 SoftLayer thinks you're a captive audience, methinks.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, April 07 2012 12:13 AM (+rSRq)

2 Considering that for their price you could get the same config with all four of those competitors and still have money left over, they've likely got a rude awakening coming.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, April 07 2012 01:20 AM (PiXy!)

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