Originally Posted by stepfarser
but it is actually quite a brilliant idea IMO.
No it's not. I need LOM, redundant power supplies, hardware RAID & SAS support. This is all kinds of screwing our future deployments up. Xsans need 2 metadata controllers. Are we expected to use 12U of rack space? Minis have no Fiber card options, we'd have no choice but to go with Mac Pros.
Mark my words, next to go is Xsan if they don't have a server replacement in the wings in January.