Executive Summary

By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-07-29 Print this article Print

: Sun Fire V480"> Executive Summary: Sun Fire V480

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Good
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.

  • Dells PowerEdge 6650/6600
  • HPs Compaq ProLiant DL580 G2
  • IBMs Xseries 360
  • www.sun.com/servers/entry/v480


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