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Re: Advice on hardware server to use for small a dedicated data center

Your English is excellent. I think Debian is a very good choice for a small enterprise server. With a very limited set of servers as you mention here, I would not expect many issues, and stability is a hallmark of Debian. Personally, I would go with a quality HBA from Areca or LSI in JBOD mode and then create and manage the array with mdadm. I have been burned more than once with hardware RAID solutions.

On 6/26/2020 1:34 PM, echo test wrote:

First of all, please don't ask me why I simply don't want to use aws or gcp.

Then, I want to build a small data center for my company for hosting a web app and a mail server. It's the first time I'm going to buy some hardware for this. I tried looking for it on the web in order to compare them but it seems that hardware vendors never want to talk about Debian on their websites.

Seriously, I prefer using my money for donating to the Debian foundation than having to pay for Ubuntu or Red Hat Enterprise because I love Debian and ...

So, I want to know if It's a good idea to try using Debian in an enterprise context, with hardwares like Dell EMC PowerEdge or Lenovo ThinkCenter which seems to never mention that they support Debian. What kind of issues can I encounter with such hardwares except simple cases like having to install missing drivers with some already available firmwares.

Can you give me some alternative hardwares in case this idea may take me to much time to solve ?

Note: I will need some RAID solution hard or soft.

Sorry if my English is bad, it's not my mother language

Thank you.

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