New OCMS Server

The new OCMS server has been installed and is being configured.  I ordered a Rackform iServ R100 from  I will be writing a review on this server, but I can tell you it is built like a tank and the hardware layout is extremely professional.

It has the following features:
  • 1U form factor
  • 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz 800FSB LGA775 with Hyper-Threading (2MB cache)
  • 2 GB interleaved DDR2-533 RAM
  • 64bit PCI-X 3ware 8006-2 SATA RAID controller
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2x hot-swap Seagate Barracuda 200GB SATA (in RAID 1)
  • 8x slim DVD drive
  • floppy drive (whoopie!)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • SQL Server 2000
  • Exchange 2003

The server is hosted thru a Seattle datacenter.  They are wicked fast (I downloaded a 40MB file in like 10 seconds) and the datacenter is extremely impressive.  They have 3 facilities in Washington, all connected by microwave antenna (if one goes down the others take over).  The datacenter is essentially a “clean room” with anti-static flooring, air conditioning & filtering, dual generators and security out the ying-yang.  It is so loud in the datacenter you have to yell at the person standing next to you!

Isn’t this like the 4th OCMS server move?

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