“On November 5th, 2010, Apple killed the Xserve,” Thomas Brand writes for Egg Freckles. “At the time I thought killing the Xserve was a mistake. Like so many thousand Macintosh IT Professionals I thought Apple’s future in the Enterprise was tied to the existence of a shiny 1U rack-mountable Macintosh server. Without it how would the PC System Administrators ever take us seriously?”
“Looking back it is easy to see that Apple made the right choice,” Brand writes. “By killing the Xserve we have better Macs, phones, tables, and Apple TVs today. Mac OS X is stronger without the Xserve. Because instead of getting trickle down technologies from its server OS, Mac OS X got better battery life, and millions of new users from its phone operating system. Take that Microsoft. It is funny to think that the death of the Xserve, and not because of it, Apple now has more Macs in the enterprise than ever before. PC System Administrators eat your hearts out.”
Much more in the full article here.