By chhandomay on May 23, 2008
Venezia of InfoWorld posted a very
positive evaluation of the Sun Fire X4150 server, and awarded
an "Excellent" rating.
"Sun has developed a 1U chassis design that can handle an impressive number of drives, yet also provide for a standard two-socket Intel-based mainboard and the company's signature four gigabit Ethernet interfaces, not to mention a relatively advanced Lights-Out Management coprocessor," said Paul.
In his evaluation, Paul did make competitive references, "it's a very real competitor to HP's ProLiant DL360 G5, IBM's x3550, and Dell's PowerEdge 1950 III. In fact, the fit and finish of the X4150 are generally better than the rest of the field's and far ahead in local storage." Paul was also impressed with the X4150's wealth of built-in features.
|In MySQL and LAMP stack testing,
Sun Fire X4150 server performed
extremely well. It was 12 minutes faster
than Dell system for the
disk-intensive sql-bench tests running on MySQL 5.0.22 database. Even
in less disk-intensive tests, X4150 came out at least 50 percent faster
than the Dell unit.
In conclusion, Paul summed up his evaluation by saying, "the most suitable roles for the Sun Fire X4150 will be in database, Web serving, and virtualization tasks. In these spaces, the X4150 provides significant bang for the buck in nearly all respects."
A great review!