We have a surplus of money in the LiveJournal bank account from people buying paid accounts, so we're going to some more servers. Yes, I know we just bought two, but we're going to be proactive from now on, upgrading the hardware before there's a problem.
Revjim is tasked with the job of picking them out. Daniel --- why don't you start discussing here what you're finding out and what your current thoughts are.
(is it obvious I'm trying to jump-start conversation here?)