"Sun will, this week, launch its first server appliances, since
acquiring Cobalt Networks for $2bn, last month. Cobalt's server
appliances have proven popular, due to their quick setup and easy
"Wednesday's launch will include a new Linux-based Raq server
from Sun's Cobalt subsidiary, suggesting a retreat, by Sun, from
plans to replace Linux with Solaris. Developers had said putting
Solaris on Cobalt servers would hamper work to create
"The server, called Monterey, will have beefed-up hardware with
Raid support and better backup and restore. Sun will also launch
thin server additions to its Netra carrier-grade servers, the first
major Netra launch since 1999."
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