Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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Apple leaving servers entirely
by 3rdalbum on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:40 UTC
3rdalbum
Member since:
2008-05-26

Apple is going to wind down its server products entirely. No XServe, no server OS in the future. Apple just can't deliver the software quality and reliability that the enterprise needs; not that many enterprises adopted Apple for their backends.

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macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

Apple is going to wind down its server products entirely. No XServe, no server OS in the future. Apple just can't deliver the software quality and reliability that the enterprise needs; not that many enterprises adopted Apple for their backends.


I don't expect to see Mac OS X Server go anywhere... They may not be selling to enterprise, but as Apple noted... the Mac Mini server sells like hot cakes to small businesses and education is still a large market for Apple.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Apple is going to wind down its server products entirely. No XServe, no server OS in the future. Apple just can't deliver the software quality and reliability that the enterprise needs; not that many enterprises adopted Apple for their backends.


It's not about the reliability of the software, it's the reliability of the company. A company that can't give your company any long term roadmaps can't be accepted in any clear thinking business environment.
I personally was in a project(that is still ongoing), that is deploying systems using Windows Server 2003, Oracle 8i and so on... Apple is a dead end in these environments...

Consumer company, 'nuf said.

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