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Apple Xserve January and OctoberApple updated the product, allowing for greater storage capacity. By the end, it supported up to 5. While that may seem like a lot, it was noticeably cheaper than some competing products.


Apple struck a deal with Promise Technology to have its RAID systems qualified for use with Xsan 2, 2 so users are not left Apple Xserve in the cold. Apple said the Promise product delivers on the features its customers have been asking for and it also delivers significantly greater performance.

While the RAID system itself has been discontinued, the company will still sell modules for it. When the company announced the product, it said users weren't content with running a desktop Mac as a server, but that's exactly what Apple suggested they do in its Xserve Transition Guide. Apple Xserve

Apple had been shipping a Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server since the fall ofand said it was the most popular server system Apple Xserve sold. A Mac Pro configured with Server was on sale as well, but proved less popular.

Life after death for Apple’s Xserve Ars Technica

I was in IT at the time the Xserve's demise was announced, and rushed to order one. For the needs my company had at the time, it was by far the best option. At the time, it felt like having the rug pulled out from under Apple Xserve, but in hindsight, it should have probably been more obvious that the Xserve's end was coming. Most people just didn't need the horsepower the machine offered, and I can't imagine it ever sold all that well, even at its peak.

Further Reading An OS 9 odyssey: Servers are Apple Xserve kept in remote locations and not connected to monitors, so being able to keep an eye those numbers was valuable. Because virtualization conserves power and Apple Xserve server replacements, upgrades, and administration, it became a popular way to consolidate hardware around the turn of the decade. We buy hundreds of Xserves at a time.

As they come in, we do testing and get them uniform in specs. We have custom made rail kits that will let us rack 4 Xserve at a time: In most cases, we Apple Xserve the internal storage.

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As the internal drive is removed, so also goes the "heat producing, power hungry, susceptible to failure" Apple Xserve of the server as well. Sierra The Xserve was used for general-purpose tasks like running web and file serverswhile the new Mac Pro is suited to more graphically intensive problems, like rendering video. The rack-mounted Mac Pro would allow more demanding customers like, for example, movie studios and professional animation houses to concentrate huge amounts of computational power with a relatively small footprint.

Xserve was a line of rack unit Apple Xserve designed by Apple Inc.


for use as servers. Introduced init was Apple's first designated server hardware design since the Apple Network Server in CPU‎: ‎Single or dual PowerPC G4, 1 GHz – GHz. Apple put the final nail in the Apple Xserve coffin in January when Apple Xserve officially stopped selling rack-mounted servers.

Instead, the company.

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