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InfoWorld: Sun makes Internet server appliance splash

Jan 18, 2001, 22:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

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"The company with its offerings intends to compete against Windows and Linux-based Intel hardware vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, Compaq and Dell Computer in the low-end PC server market, Sun officials said. Sun's announcements featured a Sun Cobalt server appliance running an AMD processor and the Linux OS, and Netra systems built on Sun's Solaris OS and SPARC CPU technology."

"The product lineup enables the company to now provide Internet data center systems ranging in cost from less than $1,000 to $1 million, according to a statement from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun."

"Today, we go after the cost-sensitive server marketplace," said Ed Zander, Sun president and CEO, in a press event held to unveil the products in San Francisco."

"Sun's offerings are intended to help service providers offer services such as third-generation wireless applications as well as hosting and outsourcing, said John McFarlane, executive vice president of Sun's network service provider group. "We have a huge opportunity for service providers around the Internet to build additional revenue streams," McFarlane said."

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