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ZDNet UK: Sun grabs Cobalt appliances [& Cobalt details next-gen Qube & Raq]

Sep 22, 2000, 14:57 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Cobalt's practice of courting independent software developers is expected to expand its range considerably. The company currently claims over 1200 development partners, and expects that number to top 2000 by the end of the year, according to chief executive Stephen DeWitt."

"...Cobalt plans to launch its next-generation Qube later this year. Codenamed Carmel, it will be the company's first product aimed at the developer community, and will be easier to configure for specific jobs than the Qube 2. Carmel will expose more application programming interfaces so developers will be able to customise it and add or remove specific functionality."

"The next-generation Raq, codenamed Monterey, is due out early next year. The hardware will be significantly beefed up from the current Raqs, with processor speeds up to 1GHz and support for up to four removable Raid hard disks, product marketing manager Peder Ulander told the firm's partner conference in Amsterdam this summer. Ulander said that in the short term, the company is working to improve the backup and restore functions on its products ­ an issue that was raised by several ISPs at the conference."

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