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Upside: Cobalt looks to applications for growth

Feb 24, 2000, 17:20 (0 Talkback[s])
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"UpsideToday reporter Sam Williams talks with Stephen DeWitt, CEO of Cobalt Networks...."

"UT: Why would a service provider want a device focused on one task?"

"SW: You have to look at the emerging economics. Go back to the cable analogy. You typically spend $30 to 40 a month on basic cable service, $70 to 100 for special services. We're finding that the whole server marketplace is moving toward this "consumerized" revenue model, and servers have to find a way to fit in that model...."

"Where Cobalt fits in is that we do all the tuning and integration work at the point of sale. Because the operating system is open source, we have the ability to do that. And because our platform is integrated with the application, service providers simply plug that appliance into their network when they need the application."

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