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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..."

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