Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sun Over Dell for x86 Servers

Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG) conducted a survey of enterprise customers asking about their preference for vendors of x86 products. They said
"We continue to be impressed by just how many customers have Sun x86 gear in their datacenters ... Even more surprising is how consistently Sun is ranked ahead of Dell on almost every survey criteria. This is pretty good progress for a vendor who has only been in the x86 server market for a few years and still offers a limited product line,"
Overall, the traditional, well established x86 vendors, IBM and HP, ranked #1 and #2.

Some of the concerns express by the people who took the survey include
  • power and floor space
  • virtualization
  • acquiring fewer, but larger, x86 systems
  • dealing with products from multiple vendors

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