Servers

The release was official February 2008 and the new server improves on some basic features while greatly implementing new capabilities. Microsoft takes of lot of shots about Linux and Open Source but there is no question they provide a platform that has value. When your next server upgrade comes it will be beneficial to hear how the new features will improve your business while hiding the complexity of what the server is doing for you. Servers are the heart of the business network. All computers access and share files from the servers with some dedicated to specific needs like accounting or marketing. We work with all the top vendors for Servers. Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM/Lenovo and powered INTEL or AMD. We used to always recommend Dell but found that by purchasing INTEL direct you get a 3 year warranty out of the box without an extra charge. Dell and others usually buy INTEL direct and charge extra for a 3 year

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Processor Performance Gap

Everything is getting faster, the news tells us that everyday. Processors are flying, however hard disk drives are still very sluggish in comparison and we haven’t seen any real performance gains in 5 years. Drives have gotten larger in capacity but the disk is still spinning at the same rate of 7200 rpm or 10,000 on average. The widening gap between processor performance and hard drives now means your real world results could very well be gated by the hard drive. If you bought that special of the week chances are the corners were cut with a lower performing hard drive which can make a noticeable difference in pc performance tests and in actual daily use. Microsoft Vista has a new feature to help with the gap called ready boost but we haven’t seen a benefit in terms of performance and don’t believe it is worth the hassle to deploy. There is also

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