InfoWorld: Dell Chases Datacenter Kudos
May 09, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack McCarthy)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Precision Response, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based provider of
outsourced call centers and other CRM services, is watching Dell's
datacenter play closely. Precision Response first deployed
PowerEdge 6650 servers in December 2002, each capable of running as
many as four Xeon processors with multiprocessing at 1.5GHz,
1.9GHz, or 2.0GHz.
"Low cost and scalability rate high as reasons for adopting the
architecture, says Bill Hicks, Precision Response's CIO. 'If we
have growth in the enterprise, we can buy other PowerEdge servers
and cluster them,' Hicks says. "We were running Sun Sparc servers.
Now we are saving $18,000 a month."
"Dell said that in conjunction with Oracle it will offer
integrated systems that include its servers, Oracle9i database
software, and the Linux OS. The strategy will allow customers to
move away from proprietary systems, such as Sun's, and toward
Intel-based systems that use Linux or a Microsoft OS..."