PC Pro: "X4170 undoubtedly delivers a choice specification in a well-built package"
By chhandomay on Oct 05, 2009
Dave Mitchell recently
published his review
of the Sun Fire X4170, which he
described as “a
rack server for the most demanding applications,” saying it “delivers
a cracking specification,” giving the server's
performance a 5 out of 6 star rating.
Dave noted that “the X4170 is well endowed in the storage department,” and also pointed to the SAS, SATA, and SSD variants available. He stated that this storage potential puts the X4170 “on a par with HP's ProLiant DL360 G6,” and said it is better than “the A-listed Dell Power Edge R610.” Dave also noted that “plenty of array options are on offer,” including RAID 6 and 60.
|He highlighted the fact that “the
X4170 has room to expand,” and credited Sun with being the
first to embed four Gigabit ports into rack servers, saying “Sun
set the trend now emulated by the PowerEdge R610.” He also
pointed out that the X4170 can be remotely managed with Sun's
embedded ILOM chip, which uses a Fast Ethernet port and provides full
KVM over IP services, “allowing the server to be controlled
regardless of its condition – so as long as you have power you have
Dave concluded by saying: “The X4170 undoubtedly delivers a choice specification in a well-built package.”