RE: Replacement for aged SunFire v490 servers

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:38:58 -0700
Message-ID: <64BAF54438380142A0BF94A23224A31E12047360EC_at_ONEWS06.oneneck.corp>

I haven’t checked prices recently, but last time I checked, you could save a lot of money by buying Dell instead unless you’re getting some special deal from Sun or IBM. I haven’t checked the specs of a v490, but I can tell you we migrated from a V440 to a T2000 and had horrible performance (well known issue there – google for details) so then we migrated to a Dell 2950 with one quad-core 3.33ghz Xeon X5470 (running Oracle Linux) and performance was great compared to both the T2000 and V440. That was a couple years ago so the latest Dell servers are even faster with the Nehalem processors or whatever the latest and greatest is today. No, I don’t work for Dell, just a happy customer ☺


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