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