Try as we might, after today’s debut of Xsan 2 with third-party RAID storage hardware support, we can no longer find Apple’s Xserve RAID on their website or in their online Apple Store.

Apple’s Xserve RAID used to be here, but that page now states simply:

Sorry…
The item you have selected is currently not available from the Apple Store.
Please note that Apple cannot guarantee availability of any product.

Also, Xserve RADI is no longer listed under Apple.com’s “Mac” tab where it used to be found and the page on Apple.com that used to take us to Xserve RAID…

http://www.apple.com/xserve/raid/

…now redirects to a page featuring the third-party Promise VTrak E-Class RAID.

No mention of Xserve RAID’s demise in the Xsan 2 press release is sneaky, Apple, very sneaky. Did you really think we wouldn’t notice?

R.I.P. Xserve RAID, February 10, 2003 – February 19, 2008.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “neo” for the heads up.]