Apple's (AAPL) recent decision to phase out the Xserve business-class server is a clear signal...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple's (AAPL) recent decision to phase out the Xserve business-class server is a clear signal it's retreating from the enterprise market, says one observer. With this decision, Apple ends any doubt that its focus will remain on consumers. And if cloud computing really is the future of the data center, then "the back-end hardware will rapidly become little more than a collection of commodity components."