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Enterprise Linux Today: Dell Delivers Advanced PowerEdge E-Commerce Pilot On Intel Itanium Processor

Oct 17, 2000, 20:50 (0 Talkback[s])

"Dell, a world leader in Internet commerce and infrastructure computing, today announced that it is the first server vendor to showcase 64-bit enterprise applications running in a real world environment on the Linux operating system."

"The Preussag Systemhaus GmbH, part of the Preussag Group, a German industrial, logistics and tourism conglomerate -- best known for such brands as Thomas Cook Travel, TUI, HAPAG LLOYD, Minimax and the Wolf Group, is running mySAP.com and IBM DB2 Universal Database on the Linux operating system. The company is testing the capabilities of the Itanium processors and validating the performance, scalability, reliability and security features of this new alternative to expensive RISC-based architectures. The Preussag Group is one of many Dell customers around the world that are currently running Itanium-based PowerEdge(tm) pilot servers in real world environments."

"Dell is working with a wide-range of partners to ensure that a rich set of 64-bit applications are ready when it launches Itanium-based servers early next year," said Michael Lambert, senior vice president, Dell Enterprise Systems Group. "This prototype implementation is a great example of Dell, IBM, SAP's and Intel's ability to collaborate on complex solution development."

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