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InfoWorld: Test Center -- Server appliances

Jun 25, 1999, 00:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Railsback)

"Because enterprise networks are only getting more complex, you need to find ways to simplify your equipment, not to mention your job. The burgeoning server appliance market enables you to replace the administration-heavy traditional servers in branch offices with plug-and-play units that require little attention. But each server appliance offers different specifications with varying performance. Which one will best serve your needs and your users?"

"The options

  • Cobalt Qube 2
  • Compaq ProsigniaNeoServer
  • HP NetServer E 60
  • Rebel.com NetWinder GS

"The answer

"Each server appliance performed adequately for a network with 50 to 100 users, but the Qube 2, our Test Center Comparison winner, was tops in price vs. performance. The Qube 2, with its browser-based interface and many customizable options, is a good fit for remote offices and new workgroups."

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