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beatle20359 Level 2 (290 points)

Personally I'm not the least bit happy about this.. I don't want a rack full of MacPro's or a shelf full of under powered mac mini's... I utilise the LOM card.. I run 2 power supplies and want the ability to quickly and easily hot swap parts.... I know this is not the place for writing such things but I am disappointed to see the end of a great product with no true replacement available for it.

Many thanks

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • shifty.aimless Level 1 (0 points)
    Well... this looks like Apple is on the way to ditch the Enterprise market, as there "so called" XServe alternatives are not alternatives at all.

    A server without a redundant power supply? Are you kidding?
  • Vincent Verdun1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple doesn't think about us : Mac admins...

    it prefers to sell iPod and Co !!

    it ***** !!!

  • macintoshxsandaddy Level 1 (0 points)
    mmmm who was the moron who made this decision, Yeah great now I'll need to buy another rack when installing an xsan just for the macpro's. Which don't have any real enterprise redundancy in them.

    Seriously Why don't we just hand over the entire video market to Avid on a big shinny golden plater.

    Mac-pro server or mac-mini great idea guys......NOT!!!!
  • beatle20359 Level 2 (290 points)
    The benchmarks are silly too.. Comparing an 8core xserve to a 12 core mac pro...
    I do hope they reconsider.. There are a lot of us in the industry implementing Apple solutions and spending our time getting mac based customers full mac based solutions.. Just how many racks are we going to need to continue offering Xsan solutions to larger institutes or companies.. You have a good product, develop it further don't kill it off..
  • Charles Firth Level 2 (255 points)
    This is horrible news for any ACN out there. We fight tooth and nail to convince business and enterprise that Apple is a valid contender. How OSX Server is "real UNIX" and how Apple servers are more cost effective for licensing and support.

    To then have to sheepishly explain we have no rack-mounted option, no hot-swap drives or redundant power, no LOM, no actual "server" - it's embarrassing and destroys Apple's presence in the server room.

    Please Apple, don't give up on servers - don't make us all go back to marginalizing Apples to the "creative" department and using Microsoft or Linux for the backbone.
  • Brett Thornsberry Level 1 (15 points)
    Maybe this is a signal to come that Apple is going to let their Server version of the OS be able to run natively on other hardware or be officially virtualized on 3rd Party Hardware as an alternative? Sad announcement indeed. Mac Pro/Mac mini cannot be the answer! Shame on you Apple.

    Message was edited by: Brett Thornsberry
  • k.panic Level 3 (605 points)
    Apple, WHERE'S THE LOVE??

    Yeah, I know they don't read this. It's a sad day.

    Anybody wanna take bets on whether we see a 10.7 Server version? I'm thinking not.
  • k.panic Level 3 (605 points)
    Absolutely agree.

    I don't want to have to go back to Windows Server.
  • shifty.aimless Level 1 (0 points)
    And what will happen to XSAN?
  • DaMacGuy Level 1 (55 points)
    I've stuck by Apple for years in the face of other technologies proposed by coworkers and contractors. Having the Xserve to back up my arguments helped me win many of them.

    Now I guess I'm going to have to start looking for new work to do, because my company is NOT going to go with a server technology that doesn't have redundant power supplies, truly rack mountable, LOM, and more.

    ****, i'll be surprised if I'm doing any server management within a year.

    Thanks a bunch Apple.
  • LANlord Level 1 (0 points)
    We have 200 users - all Macs - and the Windows server with XtremeZ-IP solution we currently have *****. I just handed in a budget for new Xserves next year.
    I'm doing Macs for 20 years now and constantly Apple has been coming up with servers, tried to convince me how wonderful they are and then ditched them some time later.
    The fact they never had a clear roadmap was bad enough for any enterprise client. Decisions like this are simply ridiculous.
    Shame on you, Apple!
  • MRCUR Level 2 (425 points)
    This is a sad day indeed. I'm highly disappointed with this decision. I just don't get it...

  • fjsdofnsjgv Level 1 (10 points)
    Mac Admin's jaws hitting the server floor everywhere this morning. Sad day.
  • Malamutt Level 1 (0 points)
    Not the proudest day in Apple's enterprise group.
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