Topic: RoR Deployment Server: Sun (T2000/Solaris) or Apple XServe (OS X)???
We're a startup doing mobile social applications using RoR. We joined the Sun Startup Essentials program, which is a fantastic program btw, for discounted hardware geared towards startups.
If you had a choice between a *deployment* server for heavy loads, would you choose the Sun/Solaris Coolthreads T2000 server (8 core, 16GB Ram) or Apple XServer/OS X (Leopard in 3 months)????
Assumming they are the similar price range (i.e. heavily discounted Sun server or Apple XServe) for running RoR social apps. Performance and scalability and reliability are key for Web 2.0 RoR apps.
Thoughts before we buy? Thanks!