Out with the Dell, In with the Sun
By barton808 on Oct 23, 2007
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.
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.
All of the above were replaced with this rack of 5 servers plus 2 more in another rack.
Pau for now...