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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Headline Construction 101
by ezylstra on Fri 5th Nov 2010 20:48 UTC
ezylstra
Member since:
2010-07-16

"Apple Exits Server Market" should read, "Apple Exits Rackmount Server Market."

Are you folks amateurs?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Are you folks amateurs?


Sure, and HTC is in the server market too. I mean, you can run webservers and such on HTC phones!

Slapping a server OS on a desktop machine doesn't make you a server vendor. Simple as that.

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Shifted its target market
by fran on Fri 5th Nov 2010 22:25 in reply to "Headline Construction 101"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I think Thom meant the big enterprise server market.
I cant see a big companies kitting out on it's brand new $3000 Mac Pro servers. Imagine the budget.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/mac-pro-server-quietly-introduce...

They definitely still have the small to medium sized companies in mind.

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RE: Shifted its target market
by kaiwai on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:31 in reply to "Shifted its target market"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I think Thom meant the big enterprise server market.
I cant see a big companies kitting out on it's brand new $3000 Mac Pro servers. Imagine the budget.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/mac-pro-server-quietly-introduce...

They definitely still have the small to medium sized companies in mind.


That is a pretty beefy GPU in there - I hope some time in the future they take advantage of it such as using OpenCL for SSL/Encryption acceleration and other really cool stuff ;)

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RE: Shifted its target market
by tyrione on Sat 6th Nov 2010 07:21 in reply to "Shifted its target market"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

I think Thom meant the big enterprise server market.
I cant see a big companies kitting out on it's brand new $3000 Mac Pro servers. Imagine the budget.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/mac-pro-server-quietly-introduce...

They definitely still have the small to medium sized companies in mind.


Apple was never in the Big Enterprise market with XServe.

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RE: Headline Construction 101
by Soulbender on Mon 8th Nov 2010 03:28 in reply to "Headline Construction 101"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If you dont have rackmounted systems you're not a server vendor. End of story.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

These days, yes.
There was a time you could get away with gigantic stuff like the loaded V880 in my living room (not running atm, sucks power, needs 2 circuits).
Now everything needs to fit in at most 4u

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