Blades are WAY WAY WAY WAY overkill for home use, PLUS, most of them run on 220v, which most houses don't have the plugs for! (well, you have 220 at your house, but most likely it's two 110 lines).
The poweredge 2900 is a GORGEOUS server! I have a few at work and they run FOREVER! My backup webserver is a 2950 too!
As far as these are concerned, your electric bill WILL GO UP A LOT! They suck power like crazy!
I'm a server EXPERT! If you want to call me, I can talk more on the phone. I'm slammed at work and don't feel like typing 2 pages worth of stuff right now when I can just tell you on the phone. My phone number is (630)-300-8877! Be sure to call me, as I'm a am BEYOND an expert at these things!
A few things to consider too:
1) Internet line speeds
2) Static IP's will be needed
3) You have to have a VAST, VAST understanding of networking, ESPECIALLY if you get into VPN's and multiple networks and subnets.
4) You need to understand ports, port forwarding, and network security
5) You need to have ample batteries to supply power when the line goes down, and it needs to run long enough to get your generator running.
6) Heat will be a problem too with a 2900 series... I suggest a portable, dedicated AC unit too.
8 ) Server management software???
If any of the above items are a grey area for you, you need to look more into a Windows Home Server, as they are MUCH simpler!
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