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BW: Microtest Brings Performance and Scalability to Linux Application Hosting...

Jul 25, 2000, 19:56 (0 Talkback[s])

"Microtest, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTST), a leading developer of network attached storage (NAS) and server appliance technologies, today introduced the next generation LinuxZerver. Now available on Microtest's Cyclone platform, LinuxZerver delivers a high-performance, Linux-based, small form factor application hosting server that provides a customizable, scalable, and manageable network-attached solution for OEM and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who want to deliver storage and application appliance solutions to their customers."

"LinuxZerver builds on Microtest's expertise in the NAS market and over 3 years of Linux experience to deliver a solution with best-in-class performance and scalability that allows the OEM or ISV to maintain pace with the accelerating technology curve. Designed as an application hosting platform to support database, web caching, backup and archival, tape library, and CD/DVD-ROM/DVD-RAM Jukebox solutions, LinuxZerver can support up to 15 SCSI and 4 EIDE attached devices, including hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and CD-R drives, supporting storage capacities in excess of one terabyte. LinuxZerver is sold in either a 5-1/4 inch sled form factor, or board version, allowing for easy integration and customization."

"Microtest is actively partnering with manufacturers and ISVs to deliver next-generation storage solutions. One such relationship is with DISC, a leading provider of automated library solutions for enterprise storage. "We are extremely pleased to partner with DISC and share in their vision of network attached libraries. The combination of ease of use and lower cost of ownership is exactly what library customers have been demanding," indicated Kurt Lanthier, Business Development Manager of Network Appliances and Storage at Microtest."

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