So since I’m working off site, I need to take a little piece of the office with me. Rather than load up 4 physical server machines, my boss decided it was best to buy me one big one, which will run 4 virtual servers on it.
So we got me one of these. A PowerEdge 1900.
The picture doesn’t give you a good idea of the size — the depth of the machine is the length of my leg. Its huge, and it sounds like a jet engine taking off when you first start it up. Its got a Quad Core Xeon, with room for another Quad Core if I need one later, a 500GB 10,000 RPM Hard Drive, and a whopping 16GB of RAM.
It weighs 100 pounds, and can run 8 computers inside it, via Microsoft’s HyperV technology, without breaking a sweat.
Paired with my workstation (which is small by comparison: only a dual core CPU with 4GB of RAM) which will be running 2 virtual workstations inside of it, I’ll have enough horsepower to do… whatever I want. At any given time in my home office, I’ll have the resources of 8 computers at my finger tips.
If only just one of them was a Mac…