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CNET VA Linux pulls ahead in server race

Mar 15, 2000, 22:17 (0 Talkback[s])
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VA Linux Systems has begun selling a new rack-mountable server that pushes ahead of most major competitors."

"The new 1000 series from VA crams two Intel processors into a server 1.75 inches thick. Of the major server companies only IBM has accomplished a similar feat, and only by licensing its "Intimidator" design from Network Engines...."

"The operative word for these customers is "density." Because Linux is relatively reliable and can be obtained more cheaply than competing operating systems, analysts and manufacturers view Linux as a good fit for the market segment."

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