has posted a very positive review
on the Sun Fire X4150
server as side
bar to a round up review of other SMB-focused x64 servers.
praises the powerful features
and functions that are
included in such a small box -- stating that "Sun has kept its new
Fire in a 1U enclosure but has sacrificed absolutely nothing in the way
of hardware or management features, building a box capable of competing
with servers twice its size."
Oliver Rist, the reviewer, goes on to list the CPU and driver
components that are included on the system he tested, such as two
quad-core Intel Xeons, 16GB of RAM and four 136GB 10,000-rpm SAS drives
attached to an Adaptec RAID controller. He then positively highlights
that the X4150 has "enough
memory and disk space to run a heavy
virtualization load in half of the space you'll find in most other
server solutions ...[positioning] the Sun Fire as one of the greenest
servers of 2008.
The review wraps up mentioning "... the Sun box would
have blown the
doors off anything else here
" and Sun "deserves kudos for
this in a box this small.
PS: Had we known this opportunity in time, we would have sent a
similarly configured and priced Sun Fire X4150 server
that would have
blown the doors off others anyway.
PPS: If you don't believe it, try it out
free for 60 days via our Try & Buy
program. You pick the
configuation (and price range, we're sure you're going to buy it once