Forbes Says Sun Enterprise Servers Have Cache Memory Glitch
Forbes is reporting that Sun Mircrosystems has known about a glitch that has caused a number of its most expensive Enterprise Servers to crash repeatedly. These servers are deployed at large customers like Network Solutions and BellSouth.
According to the article, "A major telecommunications company endured repeated crashes on Sun servers. It
recently committed to buy its next batch of Unix servers from HP. While no one has
reported a consequential data loss from a crash, one Sun customer claims to have spent
$3 million trying to diagnose and fix the problem, according to Gartner Group."
It's amazing that information about this problem has been not come to light sooner. These servers are marketed as the gold standard of uptime, at least since server products like Tandem fell out of favor.
Another strange aspect of this story is that several of our largest clients are major customers of Sun. How could problems like this exist without IT people on Wall Street discussing it openly?
Finally, where are Web Sites like Slashdot on this issue? I haven't seen any geek-oriented Web Site report this yet.