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CRN: Smaller Is Better With Servers For Hosting Sites

Mar 25, 2000, 20:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph F. Kovar)

"In the co-location centers where ISPs and ASPs reside, a revolution is taking place. Even as service providers clamor for more performance and storage capacity, the hardware is shrinking in size."

"Vendors of the rack-mountable servers and storage devices that power the service providers are squeezing more power into ever-smaller packages, with many of the latest server products measuring only 1U (1.75 inches) in height."

"DigitalScape Design Inc., Lake Forest, Calif., plans to enter the market next month with a 1U, single-processor server supporting Red Hat Linux or Windows NT and up to three hard drives, said Bruce Faust, chief executive and president of DigitalScape Design. Future versions will offer multiple processors and increased memory and be tied together with management and clustering software, Faust said."

"They follow this month's introduction of new 1U servers from IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., and VA Linux Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif."

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