7 April

Custom Systems

Clients have requested that I build custom servers and workstations for business or personal use.

This picture is of a 4U Rackmount chassis that sports 20 hotswap drives - complete overkill for all but the most demanding storage needs, and exactly what some of my clients want.  Coupled with a Xeon processor and a cascade of SAS-to-SATA connectors, this system puts terabytes of storage into play with ease.

Sometimes you need more power than your off-the-shelf Linksys router can give you, either in terms of packet support or firewall strength and extensibility.  In that case, I recommend (and build) secure, power-efficient network infrastructure that runs Smoothwall GPL or pfSense.  These small, rackmount machines do DHCP, firewall, VPN and QoS (among other options) and can really make a difference in your network's performance and security.
Last modified on Friday, 08 April 2011 12:20
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