CNET News.com: VA unveils new low-end server but aims higher

“The company today will introduce model 2130, a
single-processor, 3.5-inch thick rack-mounted machine with starting
prices less than $1,400, said Brian Biles, director of marketing at
VA. In the longer term, VA has ambitions to steal market share for
more expensive systems away from Sun Microsystems.”

I don’t think (Sun) can sell effectively anymore” to
companies setting up large numbers of computers for high-traffic
Web sites, said [VA Linux Marketing Director Brian] Biles, who in
his last job plugged Sun network software. “They’re turning into a
mainframe company.

“Sun indeed said in April that it’s feeling the effects of Linux
competitors in its low-end computer business. However, with $4
billion in revenues and a dominant position in the Unix server
business, Sun can afford to be complacent. VA had revenues of $20
million in its most recent quarter.”

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