As small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) feel the squeeze in data storage capacity, Dell’s Financial Services (DFS) division is reaching out to its channel partners with a zero percent financing program for the company’s EqualLogic storage systems.
The Zero-Percent EqualLogic promotion is the first zero-percent offer for the Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) partner channel, and is a 36-month zero percent $1.0
Used equipment reseller Network Hardware Resale (NHR) has branched out to offer new and previously owned servers and storage and associated component upgrades from manufacturers Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) , IBM (NYSE: IBM), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), and Oracle’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) Sun division.
I want to know different kinds of practices that people are using to manage inventory of servers. What I mean by inventory of servers is basically database that tracks basic information of servers such as hostname, OS type, management ip address.
A Few solutions that I can think
What are other solutions? What is the pro and con of these solutions?
Among an inventory of 100 servers, mostly SLES and RHEL, how would I find which servers are sharing storage? [It can be clustered File system i.e. OCFS,GPFS,... or distributed file systems i.e GlusterFS or Ceph ... or Network attached storage]