“If you are an IT professional and yet love the Mac OS, it’s tough not to have a ‘real’ Mac server in the line-up,” E. Werner Reschke reports for T-GAAP. “While the Mac Mini Server is a nice choice for home use, it lacks the redundancy needed for business applications that can’t afford downtime or to lose data because of hard drive or power supply failures.”
“Recently I had a conversation with Brian Stucki, owner of Mac Mini Colo, located in Las Vegas, NV. What his company has done with the Mac Mini Server it is very impressive,” Reschke reports. “While his solution doesn’t solve the redundancy issue, he has a nice setup for those who need to colo for a Mac Mini Server. He said the Mac Mini’s reliability was great and has yet to see a power supply fail on any of the 1,000 plus Mac Mini Servers he’s dealt with over the years.”
Reschke writes, “There could be another way for Apple to deliver redundancy in its server offerings. What if Apple made it so two Mac Mini servers could be connected directly together via Thunderbolt and then could share a brain and drives?”
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