Can you recommend a new server?

I’m a enthusiast that enjoys playing with technology. VIOP being one I adopted about seven years ago. (Trixbox) It’s not for business, save I use it for my home office but for my convenience and fun. Now with the need to reinstall in order to maintain upgrading I’d like to move from my older Dell (16 bit architecture) to something more current, 64 bit, with a bit of horsepower. I use a Sangoma A200 analog card so that would be the only hardware I would be moving over.

I’ve looked at a lot of gear but considering the wide variety and possible incompatibilities I’d like your recommendations. It could be either a desktop or rack form factor. New, rebuilt, or recent used. 64 bit with good performance to support a dozen phones and occasional multiline conference bridges. I can’t say I have an unlimited budget (grin) but it doesn’t need to be dirt cheap.

Thanks in advance and I appreciate your suggestions!


This is a wonderful 1U rackmount. Low power consumption.

You may also want to take a look at The FreePBX appliances.

The FreePBX Appliance is a purpose built, high performance PBX solution. Designed and rigorously tested for optimal performance this is the only officially supported hardware solution for FreePBX. The appliance comes pre-loaded with the FreePBX Distro and includes 60 FreePBX support credits!

Preston is correct, the appliance is an awesome Atom based unit.

I had forgotten that it is available with the Distro.

Spent the few exra bucks over the OEM, will save you support problems down the line.

Yes, on the Classic also get Raid 1 which I wish I had on servers I put in a few years ago.

FreePBX Distro Pre-loaded
Atom Dual Core 1.8GHz Processor
Dual 160GB Sata Hard Drives (Raid 1)
2GB Ram
Single Gigabit Ethernet Port
Embedded Power Supply (No Moving Parts)
2 PCI Slots For PSTN Expansion Cards
Small Form Factor Case
180 Day Warranty
60 FreePBX Support Credits Included

And you are supporting the team that gives so much of their time to this project.