“ Sun Fire X2100 - Server - rack-mountable - 1-way - no CPU - RAM 0 MB - SATA - hot-swap 3.5" - no HDD - Gigabit Ethernet - Monitor : none - XATO „
For any Small or Medium business with a requirement for network servers, you can't go too far wrong with the Sun Fire range if you're on a budget.
There are two main problems that we found with these though:
1) The servers are built for use in a server room so are too noisy to be located in an office
2) The X2100 comes complete with 4x ethernet ports, but two of them won't work with a standard Linux installation as further driving installation is needed. Because of this, most customers decide to just use the two ethernet ports (Net0 and Net1)
Since installing 4 of the X2100's running Solaris 10 for a customer 6 months ago, there has not been a single failure in either the hardware or the software despite the heavy usage providing network resources for hundreds of users.
In summary, the X2100 range is great if you have a dedicated room and a small budget, but there are certainly better alternatives available.
With the Sun Fire X2100 Server, Sun's experts have raised the bar for x64 server computing into the stratosphere! Delivering brilliant performance, this server offers superb price/performance in a sleek design. The Sun Fire X2100 is the perfect high performance computing solution that's easy to scale and easy on the budget.