In reading one of Apple's many press releases today:

The Apple Xserve RAID has qualified under the Microsoft Designed for Windows Logo Program. Apple successfully completed all of the tests necessary for qualification for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.

Heh. And...

"This is the first time we are certifying an Apple product on our Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform," said Mike Evans, vice president of Channel Sales and Development at Red Hat. "This combination delivers one of the most aggressively priced storage solutions available on Linux today."

Is hell freezing over today?

Posted by jzawodn at January 06, 2004 11:16 AM

Reader Comments
# Poe said:

Big deal.

on January 6, 2004 11:45 AM
# Wes Houghton said:

Big Deal? It's a great product for a great price. try and find something else that delivers that performance for that price. Now you don't have to buy all of their hardware. Take it and connect it happily to your own RedHat server. To me, that is a very nice thing, and maybe even a big deal.

on January 6, 2004 12:31 PM
# Jeremy C. Wright said:

Yup, the XRAID really is fantastic. One of the best $/GB you'll find. If not the best.

on January 6, 2004 12:34 PM
# Charles said:

The old XRaid worked on RedHat too, I recall reading a report several months ago from someone who set one up. Alas I can't recall where I read about it.

on January 6, 2004 01:28 PM
# eric said:

Not hell, but there is 4" of snow in Seattle today.

on January 6, 2004 03:06 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

Take it and connect it happily to your own RedHat server.

Heck, I'd connect this to my XP box or my G4. Who says it needs to be connected to a server. ;-)

on January 6, 2004 08:16 PM
# Charles said:

Who says it has to be connected to A server? Hook it up to several. Jobs said it can serve data to several different CPUs at once.

on January 6, 2004 10:24 PM
# Wes Houghton said:

The old XRAID did work on Linux as well, it just wasn't officially certified for it. No big deal, but always nice in those bigger shops that care about certification. :)

And yes, good points on not needing a server. I know of a couple of editing houses that use an XRAID connected to a desktop G4 as a video workstation, you get loads of fast storage, exactly what you want when doing real-time editing of video.

Plenty of uses indeed. Now who will buy me one?

on January 7, 2004 07:37 AM
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