Most everyone’s well familiar with OS X by now, be it from daily use over the last five years, or from hatred or jealousy. Speaking as to the powers of OS X would be silly; they’re well advertised, well known, and would only act as filler.
But not everyone has used Apple’s other OS, the server version of OS X. This is largely due to price – for consumers, it can be up to over seven times more expensive with no real benefits for end users. As such, it is often only those of us in institutions that have already invested in it that get to enjoy its perks.
So this post goes out to all the geeks toiling away in IT departments but haven’t looked at Apple’s offerings yet. Below the fold, you’ll find the five reasons I heart OS X Server and its related products – and why you should integrate it into your deployments.