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CNET VA Linux adds major customers

Mar 30, 2000, 21:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"VA Linux Systems has signed on two new customers that together will buy hundreds of its servers."

"NetLedger, a company that offers online accounting services to small and medium-sized businesses, has bought nearly 500 servers and plans to increase that beyond 1,000 in coming months, said founder and chief technology officer Evan Goldberg. And Evoke, formerly known as Vstream, has bought hundreds more for its business of hosting business meetings over the Web."

"The deals highlight one area where Linux is gaining a foothold: large numbers of slim servers stacked in racks, attached to the Internet and often connected to a more powerful back-end system. Linux in this area costs less than proprietary Unix or Windows systems, particularly when coupled with comparatively inexpensive Intel-based hardware, advocates say."

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