Saturday, April 19, 2014

What Hardware and OS are Inside Apple's Data Centers?

Here are a few things to consider about Apple's infrastructure.

Apple used to make the Xserve.

It was a beautifully designed piece of hardware, inside and out. Apple stopped shipping it about three and a half years ago.

Apple maintains it's own data centers.

What's inside these massive data centers? "Stuff," said Steve in this short video clip. Obviously, these data centers are packed full of servers.

So, what hardware & operating system are powering Apple's data centers?

The Apple data centers are most certainly not running Xserve hardware and they're not running OS X Server. I'd speculate they're running HP or IBM hardware with some flavor of Unix, perhaps even Linux.

Anyone else care to take a guess?

Author: Joe Moreno

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