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LinuxPower: Interview with Kelly Herrell of Cobalt Networks, Inc.

Jun 05, 2000, 14:37 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Cobalt Networks, Inc. manufactures network server appliances that run Linux. We spoke to Kelly Herrell, Vice President of Marketing at Cobalt Networks."

"Erik: I saw Stephen DeWitt (CEO, Cobalt Networks) on CNBC and it seemed as if Cobalt was pulling away from the "Linux" field and wanted to be seen more as a hardware player. Would you say this is an accurate characterization?"

"Kelly: Cobalt's focus is on applications. We use Linux and hardware as elements of the delivery mechanism for applications, but each of our server appliances are ultimately focused on the applications they deliver. Our use of Linux is very important for system reliability, since the applications we deliver are largely network-based and require high availability.

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