Where can I find or do you have a listing regarding device availability, some form of standardization used within the IT community? I am interested in a breakdown of the different devices such as routers, switches, HA servers (HP/Compaq, Stratus, IBM, etc.). It could be high-level or extremely detailed in regards to the telecom devices and/or the server listings.
I understand that the manufacturers publish specs, which probably include availability but I was hoping that some kind of standardization regarding availability (and its numbers) is documented and out there for general knowledge.
I'm afraid that I have never seen or heard of such a list. It's an interesting idea but I suspect that it's unlikely you'd get most vendors to participate in something like that. And if you did, how could you be sure that the data was trustworthy?
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Evan L. Marcus
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