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VNU Net: IBM ships 'big iron' servers for ebusiness

Dec 15, 2000, 14:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Lynch)

"IBM has started shipping two 'big iron' high-end servers pitched at the ebusiness market."

"The company has made available the next-generation IBM eServer z900 mainframe and an enhanced version of the Shark enterprise storage server. Both embrace open standards, with the z900 running Linux and Shark connecting to multiple computing platforms as the centrepiece of an open storage network."

Although described as 'not cheap' by some analysts, the servers, and their predecessors, are regarded as perhaps the most reliable in the world and "pretty much the only option" for high-end ebusinesses such as banks or major ecommerce websites."

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