Windows Server Hardware

For a long time, choosing hardware for a Windows server was an easy job. Everything was 32-bit, and the choices were Compaq, Dell, HP or IBM. If a company had a single vendor policy, all IT had to pick was the number of processors, the amount of memory and whether to go with a rack or tower model.

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Choices are getting more complicated. The industry faces an uncertain transition to 64-bit technologies with several routes to get there. Windows systems can now run on massive servers, but each system vendor ships a different architecture. The problem extends to each vendor's blade architecture. There are also new rules when it comes to how little has to be spent on a server.

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