Hi. I noticed your chicago based. Do you colocate your server? If so, can you share who you colocate with ? I'm looking for colo in chicago myself and having a hard time finding good service / price ratio ;-)Go3iverson said:I have no troubles with my Xserves. When looking at hosting a website, your talking Apache, which is very nice to work with.
I've deployed many OS X Servers, some on Xserve hardware, some on desktop hardware, as well as a few Xserve RAIDs. I haven't had one of them fail. I run my own site, www.district13computing.com, on Mac OS X Server and haven't had a moment of downtime and its running web and email for me, as well as a few other services.
What are their specific pains in this move? The biggest 'issue' that gets brought up is the lack of a secondary power supply in the Xserve units. Of course, that can be properly overcome by using two Xserves by leveraging failoverd, heartbeatd and, in 10.4, launchd. This will give you redundancy on every component in your server. In some cases, the cost of the second Xserve is not much more than proper parts kits.
Let me know if there's anything I can do to help, though I may hit you up for some cool pzizz stuff!