Minor announcement … midrange.com’s mail server has been upgraded.

It used to be a Dell PowerEdge 600SC (2.4ghz P4, 640mb ram, 160gb dasd). It is now a Dell PowerEdge SC430 (3ghz P4 Dual Core, 1gb ram, 160gb dasd).

The old server wasn’t failing, and was still capable of doing the job, but it was quite loud and it’s maintenance contract was expiring. A new maintenance contract would cost around $300, while a new server only cost $700 with a 3 year warranty. The new server is also significantly quieter.

As this post is going out weeks after the actual upgrade occurred … it’s obvious that the upgrade went fine (Linux is like that, most of the time). Details of the upgrade can be found on my personal blog.

About David:
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.