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CNET News.com: Dell seeks to conquer more territory with new, cheaper servers

Mar 17, 2000, 20:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"Dell Computer hopes to repeat its earlier success in the PC business with a thrust into the market for the cheaper, specialized servers that have become a favorite tool of e-commerce sites."

"The rise in the number of e-commerce firms, Internet service providers and small businesses has helped to boost the market for server appliances as these companies have had to bulk up on hardware. A number of smaller companies, such as Network Appliance, and several Linux publishers have benefitted from this demand."

"Dell will also be using more familiar PC software from Microsoft and Novell, rather than Linux and Unix, which have emerged as server appliance favorites. This is likely to appeal broadly to ISPs looking to build their hosting and connecting infrastructures around PC products..."

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