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UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi All,

We have a severly underperforming server and are looking to replace this with a dedicated server via a host.  Does anyone have a recommendation specifically for Qlikview deployments?  Ideally I'd like to work with someone who understands the requirements of Qlikview and can deliver that quickly.

Cheers,

GPC

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Employee
Employee

Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi Gareth,

Unfortunate that you QlikView reseller or partner did not reply.

Do try and contact support and they should be able to guide you to the right contact.

If you've settled for a two CPU system then the algorithm is quite simple.

Intel has faster RAM access than AMD so they are preferred.

The Intel E5-2600 v2 is the best performing chipset and higher core clock frequency is better for the few operations that

can only use a single core.

So then it comes down to E5-2690 v2 or E5-2697 v2 and 128GB RAM or more.

Regards,

Hampus von Post

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jason_michaelid
Honored Contributor II

Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Do you mean a cloud-based provider?  We're looking at the same currently. Amazon do have a QV image...

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Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi Jason,

Thanks for your response - I am actually looking for dedicate piece of hardware.  So a dedicated physical server.

Cheers

GPC

danielrozental
Honored Contributor II

Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

I know of two companies that do just that, Rackspace, based in the US and BiyCloud based in Spain.

Haven't worked with either of them.

Employee
Employee

Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi Gareth,

If your contact you partner or QlikView representative they can help you with hardware recommendations.

Some have been posted in various places on this community.

In general though I depends on usage pattern, applications etc.

A well stocked two CPU server is an excellent choice for performance.

For example: E5-2697v2 with 256 GB RAM or similar.

Regards,

Hampus von Post

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Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hello HVP,

Thanks for your response - Basically what I need is some clear specs to work towards.  Does Qliktech hold a list of important features (CPU specs, etc...) for a two CPU system with 128GB RAM and above?  It's difficult to get what you need from dedicated providers who don't understand Qlikview.

What would be extremely helpful is to get a list of specs to build the 'Ferrari of Qlikview Hardware' so that I could try and meet these as best as possible.

I'm finding it very difficult to get these specifics from our provider.  I have approached Qliktech but with no response.

Cheers,

GPC

MVP
MVP

Re: Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi Gareth,

I have a few of my customers here in the UK running on RackSpace servers.  The virtual servers can be spun up in next to no time and you can chose what specification you require.  Obviously, whatever you go for is reflected in the price.  The entry level is to have one of the virtual servers, but they also do co-location.

For QlikView you really require as much RAM as you can afford, a minimum of four cores is sensible - but again more if you can get it.  Accurately specifying the box would require a lot of knowledge of your data and applications - but it is safe to say that bigger is better.

Personally, I have found RackSpace support to be very helpful, but I doubt they have any QlikView knowledge on the help desk (although they are a QlikView customer, interestingly enough).  The web control panel for managing servers is intuitive enough as well.

I have also hosted QlikView with Amazon and this worked fine also, though I did not look after the control panel that time around.  To be honest, unless you have specific requirements about where your data resides (eg. does it need to stay in the UK) the most important differentiator is probably the price.

Hope that helps,

Steve

www.quickintelligence.co.uk

Employee
Employee

Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi Gareth,

Unfortunate that you QlikView reseller or partner did not reply.

Do try and contact support and they should be able to guide you to the right contact.

If you've settled for a two CPU system then the algorithm is quite simple.

Intel has faster RAM access than AMD so they are preferred.

The Intel E5-2600 v2 is the best performing chipset and higher core clock frequency is better for the few operations that

can only use a single core.

So then it comes down to E5-2690 v2 or E5-2697 v2 and 128GB RAM or more.

Regards,

Hampus von Post

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Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

Hi All,

Steve - thanks for your response.  I was under the impression, based on everything I've read from Qliktech, that a dedicated piece of hardware outperforms a virtual environment?

HVP - thanks - that is exactly what I have been looking for - now at least I have something to aim for.  I will call support for some assistance.

Cheers

prabhu0505
Valued Contributor

Re: UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?

http://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-5728

please see if this is useful.