Xserve Justification

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by m2uk, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. m2uk macrumors regular

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    Hi there.

    I would welome some reasoned, referenceable (as well as anecdotal!) reasons to counter NOT getting some XSERVES for our department's needs (the guy who is erring against them is also pro-Mac but he cites financial issues).
    I have seen, and of course thus cannot find it now, some debunking of the XSERVES are expensive line and that a Intel based is not necessarily better. As the system would run Apache and MySQL etc even the "windows tax" argument cannot be used.

    "It's an elegant machine, the Xserve
    G5, but for a couple of grand less we could get equally-fast Dell
    blades (3.2 ghz/1-meg-cache Xeons) with hard drives that would be
    faster though less roomy (150 gigs of usable, 15k-RPM SCSI versus 500
    gigs of slower Serial ATA). These would run Linux, which of course is
    well-suited to Apache/MySQL/PHP," is the comment from my chap.

    Any good help appreciated ! We would be going for a few machines so the savings potentially are great you see. Thanks..
     
  2. m2uk thread starter macrumors regular

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    .,. I should add the machines will be in the U.S.A. (WHERE the guy who wrote this is based) !
     

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