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A Sad day.. Xserve discontinued...

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beatle20359 Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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Nov 5, 2010 4:09 AM
http://images.apple.com/xserve/pdf/L422277AXserveGuide.pdf

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
Beatle
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • shifty.aimless Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 4:16 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    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?
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Vincent Verdun1 Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 5:04 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    Apple doesn't think about us : Mac admins...

    it prefers to sell iPod and Co !!

    it ***** !!!

    SAD DAY TODAY
  • macintoshxsandaddy Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 5:19 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    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!!!!
    I used to own an Xserve...Dumbasses!!!, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Charles Firth Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 5:38 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    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 Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 5:52 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    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.

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  • k.panic Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:00 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    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.
    15" MacBook Pro i7 (Mid 2010), Mac Mini (Mid 2009), iPad, iPod, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Go break something!
  • k.panic Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:04 AM (in response to Charles Firth)
    Absolutely agree.

    I don't want to have to go back to Windows Server.
    15" MacBook Pro i7 (Mid 2010), Mac Mini (Mid 2009), iPad, iPod, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Go break something!
  • shifty.aimless Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:08 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    And what will happen to XSAN?
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • DaMacGuy Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:08 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    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.
    15" 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • LANlord Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:34 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    Bummer!
    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 Level 2 (425 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:40 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    This is a sad day indeed. I'm highly disappointed with this decision. I just don't get it...

    -MRCUR
    13" Aluminum MacBook 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • fjsdofnsjgv Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 6:48 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    Mac Admin's jaws hitting the server floor everywhere this morning. Sad day.
    Xserver we loved..., Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Malamutt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 7:08 AM (in response to beatle20359)
    Not the proudest day in Apple's enterprise group.
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