Re: Replacement for aged SunFire v490 servers

From: Marko Sutic <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:07:30 +0100
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Hi Allen,

I've noticed your topic where you explained problems with T2000. We will certainly avoid this servers.

Till now we haven't considered Dell servers as replacement but it's worth to check out.

Thank you for your help,


On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Allen, Brandon <>wrote:

> 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 J
> Regards,
> Brandon
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