Well, Apple didn’t take long to replace its Xserve today.  Noting the change in its Xserve transition documents (PDF), we headed over to the Apple Store and lo and behold, there is a new Mac Pro Server option that fits nicely where the Xserve now does.

It ships within a month and can be configured with 12 cores where the Xserve maxes out at 8.  We’ve compared max out setups below:

Xserve, left vs. Mac Pro, right