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InfoWorld: VA Linux Systems acquires server and storage vendors

Mar 16, 2000, 08:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"Attempting to establish itself as a player to be reckoned with in the increasingly critical Internet infrastructure market, VA Linux Systems Wednesday acquired both TruSolutions, builder of rack-mount servers, and NetAttach, which makes high availability storage devices."

"With the TruSolutions deal, VA Linux now has hold of the design expertise and product line breadth that includes an entry-level 1U server to complement its brand new high-performance 1U server announced by VA Linux earlier this afternoon...."

"With the NetAttach agreement, VA Linux would appear to immediately improve its ability to deliver products in the Network-Attached Storage (NAS) arena, along with complementary technical expertise in offering a number of storage solutions on Linux. The NAS market, according to the latest figures from IDC, was worth $850 million in 1999, but with an expected 66 percent growth rate over the next five years."

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