UK based dedicated hardware provider - recommendation?
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.
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.
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.