Server: Asus RS500-E6/PS4 Dual Xeon 5500 SATA Series 1U Rack Server
Very quietly, and without a lot of the attention that other vendors get in this space, Asus has developed a significant offering in the industry standard server space. This server offers significant flexibility and options for VARs, and the CRN Test Center found it competitive with tier-one server companies. This server can be found with a street price in the $2,300 ballpark, and it's more than worth it. We've looked at the offering built with dual-Xeon 5570s at 2.93GHz, with 20 GB of memory at 1.333GHz. For the money, being able to put the equivalent of a 2006 data center into a form factor little bigger than a pizza box is fantastic.