Following the announcement that the Xserve is being discontinued, Apple introduced a new server configuration option for the Mac Pro on Friday.
The new Mac Pro Server configuration includes a 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon processor, 8GB RAM, two 1TB hard drives, an ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card with 1GB RAM, and Mac OS X Server with an unlimited client license. In comparison, the base model Xserve includes a 2.26GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon processor, 3GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, and Mac OS X Server with an unlimited client license.
The Mac Pro, now in server flavor.
Apple will be discontinuing its Xserve product line at the end of January, leaving customers with a Mac mini Server and Mac Pro Server option instead. The Xserve is rack-mountable, includes three hot-swappable drive bays, and an optional redundant power supply.
The new Mac Pro Server configuration starts at US$2,999, just like the base model Xserve.