Designed to bring the cutting-edge capabilities of Mac OS X Server to the masses, these compact servers offer minimal cost, generous storage capacity, high-bandwidth I/O and remote management tools that make them a snap to deploy and maintain.
With a 1GHz PowerPC G3, up to 1GB DDR SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, USB and an Ultra ATA/133 drive bus, Apples best-in-class server appliance blows away anything in its price category, and many products costing thousands more.
Mac OS X Server, the industrial-strength server operating system
iServe comes with Mac OS X Server, the cutting-edge, UNIX-based server operating system that gives you such coveted features as protected memory, preemptive multitasking, symmetric multiprocessing, advanced memory management and the latest in networking technologies. At the core of Mac OS X Server is the industrial-strength open source foundation called Darwin. Based on the Mach 3.0 microkernel and BSD UNIX, Darwin is the rock-solid foundation that gives Mac OS X Server its remarkable performance and stability.
Out of the box support for Mac, Windows, UNIX and Linux clients
It doesnt matter whether you have Mac, Windows, UNIX or Linux clients or a combination thereof on your network. Mac OS X Server provides cross-platform support for native file sharing, as well as Apache web server and WebDAV server, POP and IMAP mail, ftp, QuickTime Streaming Server, DNS and DHCP right out-of-the-box. Windows, UNIX and Linux are not treated any differently, and will enjoy benefits that Mac users take for granted.*
Remote hardware monitoring
iServe also features Server Monitor, a remote monitoring application that lets you administer your servers on a machine-by-machine basis, or hundreds of machines at a time with an intuitive, easy-to-use Aqua interface. You can gauge everything from system temperature, battery level, hard drive health and Ethernet status to the condition of your power supply. Red, yellow and green lights provide a quick visual summary of hardware health, and a tabbed window interface gives you one-click access to the details of each hardware subsystem.
No per-user taxes
iServe lets you eliminate the most galling expense in your departments budget: the per-user tax youve been obliged to pay for using server software. iServe can be upgraded with an unlimited-client license for the UNIX-based, industrial-strength Mac OS X Server, so you can serve thousands of additional users without spending thousands of additional dollars in licensing fees.**
Easy-to-access ports for expansion
In back of each iServe you'll find dual FireWire and USB ports nestled between the blazingly-fast Gigabit Ethernet port and the Video Out Port which lets you connect a display unit for those times you need to access your server directly. With these expansion ports, you can add on extra storage or inexpensive printers to share with your entire network.
* NetBoot, Macintosh Manager 2 and AFP home directories are Macintosh client specific.
** iServe includes a 10-Client license for Mac OS X. Unlimited-Client licenses can be purchased as an upgrade. The 10-Client limit applies to AppleShare services; basic UNIX services such as web and mail servers support unlimited clients.
When your operation hinges on server reliability, you cant afford downtime. To ensure rapid issue resolution for iServe systems, Apple offers a comprehensive range of service and support options. And since both iServe and Mac OS X Server come from Apple, you dont need to spend hours on the phone with finger-pointing third-party manufacturers to figure out where a problem lies: AppleCare service and support products are as integrated as Apples hardware and software. One call can truly do it all.