- Mac Pro or iMac? On one side the Mac Pro is quite expensive but the iMac, as an all-in-one, could be more prone to failure.
- Do we need an Xserve or not? An Xserve with RAID combo? With Xsan? Can we manage everything with a dedicated regular Mac Pro instead?
- Is the internal hard drive space on each box probably enough or is some sort of distributed storage system advisable?