Well, the server will be serving as a storage SAN for a small to medium sized virtualization project. Maybe between 15-30 VMs max? I don't really have a hard number for the budget, I'm still trying to get a feel for the various options and requirements for such a server. Obviously, the cheaper the better, but before putting together a proposal, I'd like to understand the pros and cons of the various hardware choices, etc.
Oh, and thanks for starting the new section!