Not your average shopping list & free bubbly!

This week we’ve been getting the hardware ready to test our planned new cloud hosting platform and as you can imagine it’s not been your average shopping list. So far this week we’ve purchased:

  • 408GB of RAM
  • 200.48Ghz of CPU
  • 240GB of Solid State Disk (SSD) drives
  • 6TB of 15k RPM Enterprise SAS drives
  • 6TB of SATA drives
  • 8 x Server Chassis for Hypervisors
  • 3 x Server Chassis for Storage
  • 1 x 24 Bay Disk Tray
  • 3 x 8 Internal Port Adaptec RAID Cards
  • 3 x 8 External Port Adaptec RAID Cards
  • 8 x Dual Port Intel Network Card
  • 3 x Quad Port Intel Network Card

So, not your average shopping list by some margin and the bank managers’ face is looking a bit grim right now as well. It’s shaping up to be a fun couple of weeks building and testing all this kit – although I’m just wondering if I can sneak it all for a new PC :)

Once our new cloud platform is up and running we’ll be migrating all of our business class web hosting over to it – so you’ll benefit from our extensive investment in our cloud hosting platform even if you’re not utilising it directly, just by making use of our business web hosting service from as little as £50 per year.

We’ll post some updates and pictures when it all arrives, for those of you whom we know like to see lots of hardware – in the meantime I look forward to all the interesting suggestions that we’ll no doubt get for what else we could use all the hardware for – The most interesting posted to the comments by this time next week gets a bottle of Champagne.