The server market regardless of x86 or Unix is impacted badly due to recession. The data shows that overall sales for Servers went down by 24% worldwide. It also says that the top 5 vendors witnessed double digit drop of server market during the same period. Additionally, the shipment dropped to 1.7 million units.
IBM today announced the availability of Smart Cube, an integrated hardware, software and services package that was targeted for small and medium businesses. The company claims that it is going to be easier to run and manage compared to traditional servers. Smart cube comes with Linux and IBM’s i operating system. The server starts at $8000 price tag. Smart Cube has the following components. Full article »
Sun launched Sun Fire X4450 server and Sun Blade X6450 server module, They consist of Intel Xeon processor 7400 series and can run on latest version of Solaris 10 including Linux, Windows and VMware. The Sun Fire X4450 server and Sun Blade X6450 server module is scheduled to begin shipping next month, with price starting at $8,545 and $9,455, respectively.