[Sysadmins] suggestions for (moderately) large mail server setup
nick at netability.ie
Tue Nov 17 22:39:42 GMT 2009
Some minor comments:
On 17/11/2009 18:20, FRLinux wrote:
> [stupid amounts of RAM]
> Right, I know that is not bringing anything to the discussion but that
> is just ridiculous...
RAM is cheap. A quad-core xeon dell poweredge R710 with 24G of DDR3 costs
€2400. Once you take into account the licensing costs and the costs to
administer the system, this figure begins to look very small.
In fact, it will cost more than that to feed the server with electricity
over a 3-5 year life-time in most data centres. If you're planning to pay
standard power rates at a data centre for anything, I would advise you to
take the 30 seconds required to work out how much each watt costs annually.
It's not insignificant, and may make a substantial difference to the type
of equipment you procure.
By unix standards, yes, 24G is an obscene amount of memory.
On 17/11/2009 18:13, Colin Whittaker wrote:
> How about outsourcing it to something like google apps.
This may be a good option. Some people cite privacy concerns as a reason
for going down this road.
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