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CNET News.com: VA unveils new low-end server but aims higher

May 18, 2000, 13:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The company today will introduce model 2130, a single-processor, 3.5-inch thick rack-mounted machine with starting prices less than $1,400, said Brian Biles, director of marketing at VA. In the longer term, VA has ambitions to steal market share for more expensive systems away from Sun Microsystems."

"I don't think (Sun) can sell effectively anymore" to companies setting up large numbers of computers for high-traffic Web sites, said [VA Linux Marketing Director Brian] Biles, who in his last job plugged Sun network software. "They're turning into a mainframe company."

"Sun indeed said in April that it's feeling the effects of Linux competitors in its low-end computer business. However, with $4 billion in revenues and a dominant position in the Unix server business, Sun can afford to be complacent. VA had revenues of $20 million in its most recent quarter."

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