PRNewswire: Appliance Servers Make it to the Big Leagues:…Over 2 Million Shipments by 2003

“According to IDC, because of the diverse target audience,
competition within the appliance server market will be fierce, and
no single company will dominate the overall market, just

“”Distribution and the right operating system fit will be
critical for vendors in this market. The key will be finding the
path that leads to ISPs and ASPs,” said Amir Ahari, manager for
IDC’s Commercial Systems and Servers entry server program.
“Additionally, successful appliance servers should be operating
system impartial.”

“Nevertheless, IDC believes Linux has a good chance of
becoming the dominant appliance server OS because of its strength
as a developer platform and lack of license fees.

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