Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 

1906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


  Reply # 301868 24-Feb-2010 17:09
Send private message

Still not found the right box. Looking at some Core i5/i7 boards at the moment that might do the trick as along as I get a flexible chassis.

Afraid this will have to be an Intel/AMD solution. Most of the virtualisation will be KVM based with Linux Guests. There might be a bit of Windows, but mostly Linux.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

Infrastructure Geek
4043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Microsoft NZ

  Reply # 301878 24-Feb-2010 17:43
Send private message

kiwiscot: Hi Open Media, not sure if you've found a server solution for your virtualisation project yet, however, IBM have some new announcements in their server range next month that you should consider.

The Power7 launch is next week (register at the link below).  If that box isn't right for you, you'll find the right guys from IBM and their business partners available to have a chat.

If the price points of the Power7 systems are similar to the Power6 systems then i dont think they're the right product for the task.  openmedia is most likely trying to keep costs below a couple of $thousand whereas I think the base Power6 systems were priced somewhere north of the US$50,000 mark.

Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
Twitter: @nzregs


1 post

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 306679 12-Mar-2010 16:20
Send private message

Hi OpenMedia, have a look at either:

1. Tower :
2. Rack :

Both of these would do the job easily.

The support for VMware ESXi embedded hypervisor makes deployment dead easy too.


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47

Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26

The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22

Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55

2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55

Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21

Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37

Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31

Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27

Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27

Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26

Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23

New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.