"In the co-location centers where ISPs and ASPs reside, a
revolution is taking place. Even as service providers clamor for
more performance and storage capacity, the hardware is shrinking in
"Vendors of the rack-mountable servers and storage devices
that power the service providers are squeezing more power into
ever-smaller packages, with many of the latest server products
measuring only 1U (1.75 inches) in height."
"DigitalScape Design Inc., Lake Forest, Calif., plans to enter
the market next month with a 1U, single-processor server supporting
Red Hat Linux or Windows NT and up to three hard drives, said Bruce
Faust, chief executive and president of DigitalScape Design. Future
versions will offer multiple processors and increased memory and be
tied together with management and clustering software, Faust
"They follow this month's introduction of new 1U servers from
IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., and VA Linux Systems Inc., Sunnyvale,
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