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M2 Presswire: Motorola announces a network appliance product for Internet access applications

Aug 11, 1999, 20:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Motorola Computer Group (MCG), the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for telecommunication original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), today introduced the SLX Series, the first in a new family of Linux-based embedded platforms for Internet networking applications such as web access, web security, web caching, and virtual private networks (VPNs). This product was developed as a result of MCG's unified strategy, also announced today, which will provide MCG's OEM telecom customers with a broad selection of Linux-based platforms, open source software, service and support, training, and integration services."

"Analysts predict near exponential growth in the Internet access market-for which the Motorola product is intended-over the next four years. Market analyst firm Dataquest, predicts this market will grow from $2 billion in 1999 to $16 billion in 2002, with revenue growth of 70 percent per year. Financial analyst firm Merrill Lynch also predicts that server appliance sales will reach $16 billion in 2002.

This new series of products is in a rugged, 2U-sized, rack-mount chassis which includes a motherboard based on Intel's architecture, integrated 10/100base-T Ethernet interface, two I/O slots, floppy, CD-ROM drive, and a 6.8GB IDE disk. The Model SLX-2010 includes with a 333 MHz Intel Celeron microprocessor with 128 KB of cache memory, and the Model SLX-2020 provides with a 450MHz Pentium III with 512KB of cache memory. The SLX Series may be ordered with Caldera Systems's OpenLinux software installed."

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