Apple Xserve: RIP
February 3, 2011
After nearly a decade, Apple has finally laid the Xserve to rest. Always a niche product, reports Hot Hardware, sales figures for the Xserve have never been openly available from Apple, but chances are not many were sold over the past ten years. The final days of the Xserve come only two years after Apple brought over Intel's Nehalem Xeon CPU to the Xserve rack-mount system.
"Reports have found that many IT professionals who rely on Xserves plan to keep their existing systems for at least two years, but there won't be any upgrades on the horizon. A few years from now, most people will have forgotten that this system even existed, but it's always a bittersweet moment when even an infrequently used product hits the grave after nearly a decade on Earth."