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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I think...
by macUser on Fri 5th Nov 2010 18:21 UTC
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2006-12-15

...some of this has to do with LightPeak. For many of the services being run by Mac shops a Mac Mini server would suffice. Have a lightpeak connection to diskspace and an Xserve is obsolete. Those who need more raw processing power (thinking podcast producer here) would benefit more from a MacPro than an Xserve.

The announcement is a bit of a kick in the balls for shops invested in Apple infrastructure, but if Apple is going to lead the way with LightPeak, it totally makes sense.

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/04/light-peak-coming-in-early-2011...

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RE: I think...
by kaiwai on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:25 in reply to "I think..."
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2005-07-06

...some of this has to do with LightPeak. For many of the services being run by Mac shops a Mac Mini server would suffice. Have a lightpeak connection to diskspace and an Xserve is obsolete. Those who need more raw processing power (thinking podcast producer here) would benefit more from a MacPro than an Xserve.

The announcement is a bit of a kick in the balls for shops invested in Apple infrastructure, but if Apple is going to lead the way with LightPeak, it totally makes sense.

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/04/light-peak-coming-in-early-2011...


Sounds about right; CPU power is over rated when in many cases people just use a server as a giant dumping ground for their files and maybe hosting a mail server etc. They're jobs that can easily be handled with a low power VIA or Intel Atom CPU without too many problems.

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