Xserve Loses, Big-Time, on Price and Performance Compared to Sun’s Thumper

With a Sun Thumper, you pay $4,000 less and get 18 terabytes more storage. Terabytes, I said. Just a few years ago Xserves were winning such comparisons. (Via Jason Hoffman.)

Update: For what it’s worth, if you try to order a Thumper from Sun.com, it tells you prices start at $70K. No idea what one has to do to get the price down to $32K.

Tuesday, 7 November 2006