Feeds

Apple signs Xserve death warrant

Serve from a Mac instead, says Mac maker

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Apple is canning its Xserve family of rack servers.

In a terse note posted on the Mac maker's website, the company that the platform will no longer be available to buy after 31 January 2011.

The move doesn't pave the way for a revamped product just after that date. "Apple will not be developing a future versions of Xserve," the company warned.

No reason was given for the death sentence.

Apple Xserve

Instead, it hopes folk wanting to run Mac OS X Server will adopt either its Mac Pro or Mac Mini desktops, both of which are available in server configurations with extra hard drives and no optical units.

Apple pledged to continue supporting the Xserve platform, and will still sell you an Xserve up until the end of next January.

It offers two models: one with a single 2.26GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon and another with two of the chips on board. Both come with 3GB of memory and in get-you-started 160GB 7200rpm Sata drive. The two machines cost £2451 and £2941, respectively. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.