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Old 06-05-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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Please suggest me a good server configurations for VOD platform

I need a suggestion to get good server for VOD platform, Using Linux "top" command I identified one httpd process is taking 0.3 CPU as well as MEM usage,and all the movies streamed (plain http streaming)are HD (max 6Mbps) I am having 2000 customers, I want to put a server to meet this requirement and secondarily in that server how much processors,Memory and NIC I need to have.

Please suggest me a good server configurations for VOD platform. (Also if possible online purchase link)

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Old 06-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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I am not an expert and would invite others to comment on this but my thoughts would be:

Gigabit NIC with gigabit infrastructure (remember the network is only as strong as it's weakest link)

SSD for Operating System 64 / 128 GB should suffice; remember this is for OS, OS patches, OS service packs and critical OS utilities only.

Separate RAID array for Data (consider a decent dedicated hardware RAID controller (not fake 'BIOS' RAID etc). The considerations for this will probably be SATA III 6 Gbps HDD's and have a think about Hot Swappable drives that are mounted in a bay at the front of the server so that you can pull them out and plug them in without down time or having to power off and open the case etc.................

You will also need to pay close attention to the File System format used on the Data disks as some are better for network access etc.

Servers these days tend to have between 6 and 8 GB of RAM and a reasonable Intel XEON server rated processor............

Also be sure to have a robust backup and recovery solution to go hand in hand with RAID as RAID on it's own is not sufficient.

Not sure if any of this helps but these are my initial thoughts.


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