Le 13 juil. 2011 à 06:59, Jeff Yana a écrit :
> The hardware is almost irrelevant in today's virtualization-centric/cloud-based data center, and VMWare owns that space, for good reason, it rocks!
Well, doesn't virtualization depend on the hardware some way?
> The Xserve, while a good product, never truly had the enterprise features of the major players,
According to nowadays standards, you might well be right.
Now, looking back at May 2002 when Apple released its first XServe at 2,999 bucks and seeing what competitors dare to provide those days at which prices, the XServe was kind of an Alien.
Same for the XServe Raid introduced February 2003.
> and Apple was never in it for the long run, so its just as well they killed it off.
Unless Apple has created an impetus tending to show that server-class products weren't restricted to devices reaching astronomical prices or requiring plethorical staffs of admins. And yes, since those days, server-class products slowly became commodity products. And yes, it would have been rather surprising to have Apple trying to compete on such a market.
But this could also mean that without Apple commitment in the server-class business, all those virtualization matters would still be restricted to the top 100.
> I still think OS X Server has a bright future, but not without the hardware to support it.
Apple currently has some rather nice hardware; that hardware may not meet your needs, but that's of course another question. And the first XServe has been released without any prior information. And who knows what's going on at Apple's? And if I really need something outside of the scope of Apple's current hardware/software, I of course would go with something else. And VMware isn't the only company busy with virtualization. And...
Looks like all of this is currently somewhat pointless.
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