: Sun Fire V480"> Executive Summary: Sun Fire V480
The Sun Fire V480 entry-level server is a powerhouse with the latest Sun processor upgrade and high-performance interconnect. The server offers good entry-level performance and hardware reliability in a competitive price package. The scalable V480 system can handle chores from workgroup-level file and Web applications to back-end enterprise database applications.
The Sun Fire V480 is priced competitively with Intel four-way servers, starting at just under $23,000 and ranging to $100,000. However, sites that need external storage beyond the V480s 144GB limit must be prepared to spend more. (+) Robust performance; strong hardware redundancy; scalable. (-) Lacks hot-plug PCI and PCI-X support; limited internal storage. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
Dells PowerEdge 6650/6600
HPs Compaq ProLiant DL580 G2
IBMs Xseries 360