Hi I have a customer which needs new hardware for running sql 2000 and later 2005. I have recommended dual dual-core xeon with 2MB L2, however he leans towards itanium. Does anyone have a case comparison with the two architectures? Secondly they are running a SAN with approx 40 spindles in pool where the diskgroups are striped along the disks. The groups can run RAID 1 or RAID 5 on top of the SAN The san is not dedicated Our normal requirement are 10 spindles in RAID 10 (write goes to 20% in peak),raid 1 for logfiles. How should they setup the SAN to get the same performance?