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Sun-rise for New Internet Server Lines

Sun Microsystems Inc. this week unveiled several new product lines of Internet servers intended for use in Internet data centers. Sun’s new offerings are intended to keep up with the company’s rivals in the server space, Dell, HP, and IBM.

The Netra X1 server and Netra T1 servers are new 1U rack mountable systems, with the X1 priced at $995, the first sub-$1000 Unix thin server. The Netra X1 runs Solaris and can support up to 1 GB of memory capacity. The Netra T1 AC200 and DC200 are also fit into a 1U form factor, and feature Solaris, as well as Web-based or command line installation, front and back LEDs, front access drives, removable system configuration card, and AC or DC power. The Netra E1 system expander allows easy integration with any Netra server, and features four PCI slots with full PCI bus performance at 33 MHz.

The Cobalt RaQ XTR server appliance is designed for service providers, and features RAID 0, 1, 5, as well as up to 2 GB of memory support. It can support a 733 or 933 MHz processor, and features up to four removable hard drives. The RaQ XTR is pre-configures with 128-bit SSL support and SSH for secure remote connections, and comes with up to 2 GB of SDRAM. The server can be administered with a Web-based interface through Sun Cobalt Server Desktop, and includes a complete set of developer tools. – Isaac Slepner

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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