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LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Linux enables configurable 1U network appliance

Jun 12, 2000, 19:13 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Sometimes technologies converge to produce a whole that's decidedly greater than the sum of its parts. Bus-Tech's highly flexible Embedded Linux Controller achieves just such a synergy. The highly flexible network appliance device consists of a relatively simple PowerPC based single-board computer with four PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) expansion sockets, packaged in a 1U rackmount package, and powered by MontaVista Hard Hat Linux. Its elegant simplicity, I/O modularity, and open-source embedded operating system combine to create what might be called the "Swiss army knife" of 1U appliances. (See photo.)"

"Bus-Tech, a 13-year old specialist in mainframe connectivity solutions, created the new Embedded Linux Controller in order to address a wide range of emerging storage and network appliance applications. Typical uses envisioned for the device are as Internet servers (web, cache, DNS, FTP, news, mail, etc.), network firewalls, VPN gateways, ISP access devices, Storage Area Network (SAN) bridges and routers, and Network Attached Storage processors. But many more possibilities exist, including such applications as industrial control, data acquisition, and medical electronics. Bus-Tech intends to offer the Embedded Linux Controller to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) both as a complete 1U system, and as a standalone single-board computer without packaging."

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