Contributed by merdely on from the trilogy-plus-one dept.
Why we got into this adventure in the first place? When we formed Echothrust Solutions, we needed to setup our servers (web, mail, firewalls at first). We could use a hosting provider (and in matter of fact we did and still use) but we felt that we had to maintain control of the servers. We had to create the entire infrastructure from start, and we wanted to make it right in the first place. As we started to gather our detailed requirements it was obvious that we had a lot of servers to setup. Since I was already a fanatic OpenBSD user I proposed to go with it. Once we had decided that our servers would go with OpenBSD we added the workstations into the picture and verified that the system still meets the initial requirements.
Pantelis also explains their requirements and how the four contenders fared (OpenBSD, Linux, Windows, MacOS), maintenance, difficulties and the costs involved with implementing their systems.
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