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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used some in the wild
by stew on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:55 UTC
stew
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2005-07-06

I used to administer a couple of Xserves (G5 back then) with an Xserve RAID that was hosting user accounts for a university department (with matching Mac clients). A Mac Mini certainly won't replace that.

Edited 2010-11-05 19:56 UTC

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RE: used some in the wild
by Macrat on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:59 in reply to "used some in the wild"
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2006-03-27

I used to administer a couple of Xserves (G5 back then) with an Xserve RAID that was hosting user accounts for a university department (with matching Mac clients). A Mac Mini certainly won't replace that.


And a 12 core Mac Pro?

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RE[2]: used some in the wild
by stew on Sat 6th Nov 2010 09:52 in reply to "RE: used some in the wild"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

The Mac Pro doesn't use rack space nearly as efficiently and it doesn't have redundant power supplies or drive bays for hot swapping. The Mac Pro is built as a workstation, not a server.

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