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LinuxPR: Coventive Enters The Server Appliance Software Market

Jan 18, 2001, 23:31 (0 Talkback[s])

"Embedded Linux Innovator Establishes New Business Unit to Bring Expertise to Fast-Growing $11.5 Billion Server Appliance Market."

"Coventive Technologies, an international software company focused on providing total embedded Linux® solutions for information appliance use, today announced the establishment of a new business unit to take on the emerging server appliance market. Coventive's superior embedded software technology, thinnest kernel and application development and multi-lingual interfaces, can be applied to great advantage to server appliance makers and designers, who do not traditionally have expertise implementing product features with embedded software."

"Server appliances are a growing new computer product segment and are a clear departure from general-purpose servers. Server appliances are non-programmable, network-enabled, sealed servers, which are pre-configured for a specific application or set of functions, such as a file/print server or an email server. Server appliances offer the advantages of being easier to use and install (usually plug-and-play), more reliable due to its dedicated functionality, higher performance due to its use of streamlined operating systems and usually less expensive than general purpose servers. Industry analyst IDC estimates that the server appliance market will top $11.5 billion by 2004."

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