updated 09:35 am EDT, Fri June 3, 2005
Xsan, Xserve article
"Starting with the Xserve, the company once labled as being for 'Artists Only' has become more than just an irritant to IT departments at all levels," writes columnist John Welch. The Datamation article looks at Xsan, which is, "if used correctly, a , and a compelling product for SMBs, especially those doing multimedia work, or for any company with a multimedia department." Welch says Xsan may not be for everyone: "if you need to have a large amount of clients talking to the SAN front ends, you're going to need to plan your SAN setup carefully. Otherwise, you're going to find that while manageability has gone up, speed has dropped." Luckily, Apple has made Xsan "less painful than it could be, by charging a rather low per-machine price."