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VA Linux Adds Power-Packed 2U Servers to 2200 Series

Apr 11, 2001, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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By Amy Newman, ServerWatch.com

VA Linux Systems Tuesday introduced its next generation of high-performance 2U servers in the VA Linux 2200 series.

The three new servers, the VA Linux 2231, the VA Linux 2241, and the VA Linux 2251, offer advanced remote management capabilities using VACM (pronounced vacuum ), VA Linux's open source cluster management software, and augment the vendor's line of ultradense 1U and 2U rack-optimized Linux servers.

The VA Linux 2200 series features high-performance dual-processor 2U Linux servers designed for Web serving, streaming media, and database applications. The new servers have a 133 MHz front-side bus and two 64-bit/66 MHz PCI expansion slots, and bring faster performance to the 2200 series. The 2200 series supports Ultra160 RAID and up to 4 GB of memory and dual GHz Intel Pentium III processors. Servers can be ordered with a DC power supply for telco-style installations.

Servers in the 2200 series are capable of holding up to five hot-swappable 1.6" drives supporting a total of 365 GB of internal storage. The 2251 server features the highest internal storage capacity for a 2U, and it can be further expanded to almost 2 TB of storage.

By using VACM, enterprises can turn racks of VA Linux 2200 servers into unified server arrays that can be managed securely from anywhere in the world. VACM is one part of VA Linux's management solution that also includes VA SystemImager software.

"From Web server farms to compute clusters, VA's high-density Linux servers -- together with VACM -- provide a powerful solution for distributed Linux environments," John T. Hall, senior vice president of marketing, VA Linux Systems, said in a prepared statement.

As with all systems from VA Linux, the 2200 series servers have been designed and configured for optimal Linux performance and include VA's Total Linux Coverage support and service as a standard feature. VA Linux's Build-to-Order Software Selector, which enables online configuration of the operating system and applications, is available for enterprises that require further fine-tuning of the operating system software.