By michelleparkinson on Jan 22, 2008
Last week, the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 (and T5220) was awarded the SearchDataCenter Product of the Year award. SearchDataCenter talked up the eco-efficiency of the system, and the performance per watt it delivers. More on all that here.
But that's not all just a lot of talk -- let's look at the dollars and cents.
Check out how the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server compares to a 2-socket x86
server. You're reading it right, the T5120 is roughly half the cost to power and cool
(annually) and comes out 20% cheaper overall. The details are here.
And, the Sun SPARC Enterprise T1000 is no slouch either. It comes out at nearly 1/3 the cost of a comparable 1U x86 server and is nearly 1/3 less to power and cool (annually). The savings are even greater -- $700-$1000 per server -- if you're a PG&E customer and can take advantage of their rebate program. Details here.
Get your hands on either systems through Sun's Try and Buy program. Sign up for a risk-free, 60-day trial of these systems then buy at 25-45% off.