A certain multinational company (provides coverage of sporting events like olympics) has decided to acquire a system that will definitely provide big benefits to them in terms of its operations. In relation to this, other software products valuable to the business have also been procured upon the recommendation of technical experts.
The company's purchase of a highly-popular, Oracle-based statistics library system built by a distinguished third-party software developer was a major decision. Subsequently, it has also bought a multi-platform license of the Oracle RDBMS 10g that the system will use as a backend and will serve as a repository for both statistical data and as well as select multimedia (video and audio) clips of their broadcast coverage. With this move, the company is confident that it will be able to servei ts client better and give the company a stronger foothold on the top position int he industry.
However, the company still does not have the hardware for the server, and is also thinking whether to upgrade or replace existing client machines to run the new software and other recently -obtained multimedia application and tools. So, what will be the latest and affordable hardware configuration that best fits to the existing open-system architecture consisting mostly of microcomputers connected through a wide area network (WAN) via TCP/IP and SPX?IPX, Unix, And Windows Server2003 boxes, and Novell Netware file servers.
So, what will be the best hardware configuration for this server?
Can you give any suggestions? thanks...