“A couple of weeks ago, Apple invited me to its campus to get a close-up look at Apple’s Xserve Xeon. It is a marvel of physical design, so much so that I find that it implausible that Xserve Xeon and Xserve G5 could have been designed by the same company. Xserve G5 was pretty tight, but Xserve Xeon makes its predecessor, not to mention ever PC 1U rack server I’ve seen, look slapped together,” Tom Yager writes for InfoWorld.
“I was struck by perfectly Xserve Xeon was designed, and in particular by how easily it comes apart. I have high standards in this regard. I told a friend that I will only buy or recommend servers that I can install, remove, disassemble and repair with one hand, a TSA-approved butter knife and no instructions,” Yager writes.
Yager writes, “Apple’s Xserve Xeon falls apart with the slightest touch, and I like that. I don’t mean that it’s fragile. Like most of what Apple has made, Xserve Xeon is obviously ruggedized to survive a fall… Apple troubled to make connectors that friction fit very tightly, yet don’t need to be wiggled loose… The chassis was designed first, and the logic boards were designed to fit it. What a concept.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tony W.” for the heads up.]
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