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CRN: New IBM Servers Target ISPs, ASPs

Nov 16, 1999, 19:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph F. Kovar)

"Several vendors recently have introduced servers with small, rack-mounted footprints aimed at the ISP and application service provider (ASP) markets. CRN Section Editor Joseph F. Kovar talked to John Callies, vice president of marketing for IBM Corp.'s Netfinity server line about the latest trends in servers."

"CRN: What are some of the major trends in servers for the ISP and ASP market?"
"John Callies: One of the major trends we're seeing is the hype-and IBM is still trying to see its importance-of Linux on Intel servers...."

"CRN: Why this interest in Linux?"
"Callies: We're right now trying to understand why. . . . I think one of the reasons is low cost, and for ISP start-ups this is a very important factor...."

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