updated 11:55 am EST, Mon November 8, 2010
Likely not authorized to speak
Eric Zelenka -- Apple's senior worldwide marketing manager for server, storage and management products -- has posted and then deleted a forum message giving a clue to the company's future enterprise plans, reports note. "Apple remains committed to the development of server products, technologies and services," Zelenka wrote at the XSanity forums on Friday. "Today's [Xserve] announcement does not impact the future of Xsan or server software on Mac OS X."
Zelenka deleted the message some nine hours later without explanation. The executive may not have been authorized to talk about Apple plans, which are typically carefully released to the public. The post may alternately have been inaccurate, in which case support for Xsan and/or Mac OS X Server may eventually be discontinued.