Executive Summary

By Henry Baltazar  |  Posted 2003-02-17 Print this article Print

: Sun Fire V1280">
Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Excellent
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
Executive Summary: Sun Fire V1280

With the Sun Fire V1280, which supports as many as 12 processors, IT administrators can add capacity on demand and dedicate specific processor and memory resources to applications. This makes the Sun server a good platform for consolidating applications that usually run on multiple low- to midrange Intel-based servers.

Cost Analysis

The acquisition price of the Sun Fire V1280 ranges from $79,995 to $274,995; organizations can start out with the low-end configuration and add capacity as needed. Using the Sun Fire V1280 to reduce the number of servers in a data center will also reduce the number of day-to-day management tasks and headaches.

(+) Capacity can be added on demand; distribution of server resources is easily managed.

(-) Internal storage is limited.

Evaluation Short List
  • Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc.s PrimePower 800
  • www.sun.com


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