Some interesting technologies are being included in Apple’s data center

In a week where Apple’s cancelled their Xserve lineup, it’s extra-interesting to see just what kinds of servers Cupertino plans to employ in their North Carolina data center.

Data Center Knowledge has spent some time analyzing Apple’s job postings for the data center, and they’ve managed to compile a list of technologies that are in use at the behemoth 500,000 square foot data center.

  • The data center consists of Mac OS X, IBM/AIX, Linus and SUN/Solaris systems.
  • IBM’s HACMP and HAGEO solutions, Veritas Cluster Server, and Oracle’s DataGuard and Real Application Clusters
  • Brocade and Qlogic switches

Maybe Apple’s work on this huge data center was the actual nail in Xserve’s coffin. With a project the scale of this 500,000 square foot data center, it’s pretty easy to spot flaws and problems with systems.

Apple only does things that they can be the best at, and maybe the Xserve fell pretty short of their expectations when push came to shove. Sure, it’s speculation, but it’s pretty curious to see Apple cut out their server solution in the middle of a major data center being put together.

Article Via Data Center Knowledge

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