"Sun Microsystems announces a higher-end addition to its Cobalt
line of Linux-powered servers today: up to a 1.26 GHz Pentium
processor, two 80-gig hard drives and 2 gigs of SDRAM aimed at
small to medium enterprises.
"The RaQ 550, with an updated easily configurable Web-based GUI
similar to the ones offered on other Cobalt models, will be
available June 10 with a price tag of $1,699 to $2,899, depending
on the configuration of the machine. The goal of the Web interface
is 'extreme ease of use.'
"Glenn Jacklyn, product manager for the RaQ 550, says the edge
server is aimed at smaller enterprises using Windows NT boxes. The
RaQ 550 will have the Linux 2.4 kernel, the XFS journaling file
system, the Apache webserver, and an active monitoring feature for
the system. The boxes will also include port-scan detection and
buffer overflow protection. Jacklyn also talks up the machine's
'tool-free' cover removal..."