Thumpers are a better deal than "cheap" Apple XRaids

November 07, 2006 - by jason

Using some of my numbers, Paul Murphy points out:

“In other words real results with the ZFS/X4500 combination easily exceed Apple’s marketing claims – and you get two thirds more disk for $4,000 less.”

when comparing Apple XServes+XRaid as a low-costs server+storage combination to the Sun x4500s.

A damning line is:

“Apple went from market leading performance for less than Dell and Sun to market trailing performance for more than Dell and Sun.”

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