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VARBusiness: Hitachi Aims New Eight-Way Server at ASPsAug 24, 1999, 22:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
"The second generation of eight-way, 550-Mhz Pentium Xeon servers from Hitachi Data Systems Corp. (HDS) is designed with ASPs and ISPs in mind. The new server, unveiled today and shipping next week, will be certified for Microsoft Windows NT Server, SCO Unixware, Novell Netware, Sun Solaris, and Linux environments.
'Hitachi has had their 8-way out ahead of the pack because they developed their own version ahead of Intel,' says Kimball Brown, analyst for Dataquest..."
"While Hitachi is leading the way with its 8-way servers, it may be a bit ahead of the market's curve, analysts say. 'I don't see 8-ways being a big deal until well into 2000,' says Brown. 'Windows 2000 will scale to 8; but for volume deployment, I expect most users will wait until the first service pack for W2K, probably summer or fall of 2000.' "
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