VA Linux Systems Delivers Thin Rack-mount Servers

The product should bolster the company's chances of selling into the fast-growing ISP and ASP (application service provider) markets, where thin servers have been the rage. Such products have allowed them to quickly and easily add the power and capacity they need to accommodate rapidly growing client bases.

Like IBM, VA Linux has produced the new design through a licensing agreement with Network Engines to use that company's Intimidator design.

The company also took the wraps off updates to its FullOn 2200 series of 2U rackmount servers, capable of holding up to 250 gigabytes of storage. The unit contains a thin CD-ROM and floppy drive as standard features on its 2250 model. That model can have up to five hot swappable SCSI-based hard drives. The new 2240 and 2230 models sport a 50 gigabyte tape drive option.

All three will be available by the end of March.

"We think these servers can deliver what a lot of our users are looking for in terms of scalability and reliability in the Internet infrastructure and scientific computing markets," said Brian Biles, vice president of marketing for VA Linux.

With prices starting at $3,000, the Model 1000 contains up to 1 gigabyte of error-correcting memory, either one or two SCSI hard drives or two lower-cost IDE drives, up to 600 gigabytes of storage, a thinly designed CD-ROM drive, and an integrated dual-port Ethernet.

The system has been tested and configured to run Linux at optimal performance, and includes the company's Total Linux Coverage service and support package as a standard feature, company officials said.

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Ed Scannell

PC World

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