We are setting up a small DataCenter for our SMB office. The database will be MySQL Community version with a FREE Linux server distro. We will either go in for IBM BladeCenter S with two HS23E Blade Server with integrated 12TB storage in the chassis or Dell PowerEdge VRTX with two Dell PowerEdge M520 blade server again with initially integrated 12TB storage in the chassis. We will be having RPS integrated and want RAID 10 implemented.
I want to know your suggestions about which FREE Linux Server distro, if even not certified, will run or the suggested hardware and support RAID 10 implementation. Will Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS support the mentioned hardware and RAID 10? The advantage is MySQL comes with it’s repositary. Also kindly suggest other Free Linux server distro I can possibly look at?