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What is the best Hardware to run FMPS 13 with over 27 concurrent connections

Question asked by Boutsy on Mar 31, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2014 by LSNOVER

Hello,

 

I want to buy new hardware so that I can host a Filemaker 13 solution with Webdirect. Since I want the possibility to have over 27 concurrent connections I know I have to invest in 2 new machines. At first I wanted to by Windows machines (4-core and 12-core). But, together with the windows server 2012 licence it would cost me about 8.000 Euros. I have always worked with windows machines, since the speed while using filemaker always seemed faster then on a MacOS machine.

Now, I'm considering to go for an Apple sollution :

Database server : Mac Mini Quad Core i7 (2,3 Ghz) / 8 GB DDR3 RAM / 1TB Fusion Drive / MacOS : (1.148 €)

Web Publishing Server : Mac Pro : 12-core (2,7 Ghz) / 32 GB RAM / 512 GB PCIe-flash / MacOS : (7.749 €)

This would give me a cost of about 9.000 Euro.

Is this the best, fastest, most reliable configuration I could buy? Or, should I work with Windows servers?

Do I need something else?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Marc

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