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Posted on 2012/11/02


a quick re-post from Slashdot http://ask.slashdot.org/story/12/11/01/2143254/ask-slashdot-little-boxes-around-the-edge-of-the-data-center?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashdot%2FeqWf+%28Slashdot%3A+Slashdot%29

Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center? by timothy
First time accepted submitter spaceyhackerlady writes “We’re looking at some new development, and a big question mark is the little boxes around the edge of the data center — the NTP servers, the monitoring boxes, the stuff that supports and interfaces with the Big Iron that does the real work. The last time I visited a hosting farm I saw shelves of Mac Minis, but that was five years ago. What do people like now for their little support boxes?”


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