Out with the Dell, In with the Sun

When Sun acquired identity management standout Waveset a few years ago, along with the company came a whole bunch of Dell boxes that they had acquired, post-boom, on the cheap. 

Thanks to the magic of virtualization however, these roughly 125 systems have been recently replaced by 7 Sun Fire X2200 servers.  (For those inquiring minds, the X2200s being used are each fitted out with 2 dual core AMD 64s, 32GM of RAM and 2 500GB SATA drives.)

Think of all the power the Dell boxes used to draw and the heat that they generated, heck you probably now need a parka when you go in the lab!  And what will they do with all with all that extra space?  An air hockey table? Ping Pong?  My vote would be for a tiki bar.

 

Outgoing Dells


Chris G., IT dude extrodinaire, sits on a mini-mountain of outgoing Dell boxes.


More Dell boxes on their way out.  This stack equals one X2200.


The rest of the Dells -- as far as the eye can see.

 

Incoming Suns

All of the above were replaced with this rack of 5 servers plus 2 more in another rack.

Pau for now...

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