Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2005 09:01 UTC, submitted by Basil
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems plans to release the first update to Solaris 10 by the end of the year, adding an overhauled start-up process, software update feature and performance improvements.
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RE[3]: Sun momentum
by tony on Wed 26th Oct 2005 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sun momentum"
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I don't know about you, but where we work, there are PLENTY of expensive x86 servers used for running web servers. These are in the same ballpark as the 20,000 server that sun has. I guess it depends on what level of performance and redundancy you need.

Not for $20,000, and not for web serving. 1U web servers, even dual proc, don't go much above $2K. And it doesnt' make much sense to pay for a ton of redundancy in a web server in most cases, since load balancers take care of that. For boxes that do more than web serving and require lots of horsepower, even a fully spec'd 4-way box doesn't hit $20K, closer to $12K or so.

A few years ago, Sun's idea of a web server was a $20K E250, $30K nicely spec'd.

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RE[4]: Sun momentum
by Robert Escue on Wed 26th Oct 2005 18:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Sun momentum"
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Just exactly how many years ago was that? According to SunSolve the V100 has been avaialble since March 2002. And why would you want to "nickel and dime" your web presence? If you are serving up static content and you are not concerned about performance, a "cheap" server is fine. However, if you are using dynamic content and web applications a low cost server is an exercise in pulling your hair out (I have first hand experience in this).

Tony, you might want to double check your prices too! The average cost of a dual processor 1U machine (HP, Dell, Sun) is over $2,000.00 once you add the second processor.

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