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    Bit-HDTV invites

    I also would like an invite if anyone has one!
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    Iptorrent Invites

    I have 3 invites I can hand out. Really hoping to get invites to other sites if possible as well. PM me your emails
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Thank you! I have an order in with them now.
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    So I'm really late to the party here, but I'm planning a new Ryzen build and see the A4 SFX is all out of stock now in the US. Is there a common schedule of production runs for this case?
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    Help me decide on a new server this tax season!

    Cisco UCS C240 M3s are really cheap right now on ebay. Will get you up to Sandy/Ivy Bridge chips. The LFF drive variants are pricey though, but the SFF variant has 24 2.5" bays. If you're sticking to small 10K SAS drives, it may be better to get SSDs instead. I have a DL380 G7 and have been...
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    HyperV takes forever to Start/Stop

    What is the file system on the raid 1? If it is ReFS, then you need to disable integrity streams on the Hyper-V folder and child items. Integrity streams aren't designed to work on persistently open files and causes major performance issues for them. Once the streams are disabled you need to...
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    Simplest Administration, Inexpensive UTM With Content Filtering (including HTTPS)

    In that case, Meraki is the easiest option and a reasonable price. It's priced for small business, but it's not a cheap solution. They have list pricing on their website, and for a non-profit there will be deep discounts though. Going outside of that, you will likely need to homebrew up a solution
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    Simplest Administration, Inexpensive UTM With Content Filtering (including HTTPS)

    Sounds like your team can't afford a firewall based content filtering system. I would recommend Meraki if your WAN and VPN side of things is simple, but would be outside your price range I'd imagine. Have you considered instead using OpenDNS? Should be a reasonable subscription and you can...
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    Recommendation on WiFi access point that supports multiple VLANs

    All of those APs can happily sit on a desk. You dont have to use the ceiling mount brackets. I have my Meraki MR33 sitting on my tv stand in my living room (and a Unifi UAP-AC-LITE prior to that).
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    Does the Windows RDP Client Use Multiple Cores?

    So as a note, each RDP session open on your client is running as a separate process and not the same process. Because they are separate processes, Windows itself will assign each process to a specific core as needed. There is no multi-threading needed, but you are using all available cores...
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    Startup has grown way faster than we anticipated need 2 clusters (DL360?) 2 sans (Nimble?) Vmware

    I left you a PM if you want to have a more private discussion. The VSAN route is the way to go at this point for ~50-60% of use cases. Will provide you plenty of performance and reliability, but will have its limits and caveats like all things. If you are absolutely set on having a SAN, then...
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    Startup has grown way faster than we anticipated need 2 clusters (DL360?) 2 sans (Nimble?) Vmware

    That sucks. It's a shame most resellers try to push something rather than work with the customer. I'm an architect for one of the largest resellers in the US, and collaborating with the customer on a solution has always been the most effective approach. Granted I'm a fan of pure, but every...
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    Startup has grown way faster than we anticipated need 2 clusters (DL360?) 2 sans (Nimble?) Vmware

    I keep forgetting to talk about cloud. Cloud is a strong proponent here too, but requires some deep scoping to identify TCO
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    Startup has grown way faster than we anticipated need 2 clusters (DL360?) 2 sans (Nimble?) Vmware

    The vagueness here is incredibly hard to scope correctly as we have no idea what you have in your datacenter and what your performance needs are. So because of this, I'm going to recommend based on the average use case, where you don't have anything really pushing things one way or another...
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    Startup has grown way faster than we anticipated need 2 clusters (DL360?) 2 sans (Nimble?) Vmware

    This right here. You can't recommend hardware without knowing what your needs are. This is why you work with solution architects at resellers so they can help you identify what you need. If you are open about what your likes and dislikes are the resellers can account for that. If you have no...
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