IBM DELIVERS NEW AFFORDABLE THIN SERVERS AND NEW APPLIANCES THAT SPEED DELIVERY OF INTERNET CONTENT TO USERS Wednesday 23 May 2001 PDF Print IBM today announced new systems in its eServer* family; a powerful and affordable thin 1U (1.75") server and a new series of server appliances that will provide a five-fold increase in the speed of delivering web content to end users. Big Punch in a Small Affordable Package The new eServer x300 builds on the industry leading technology of the x330, the world's first 1U server capable of packing two Intel Pentium III processors combining for over 2 Gigahertz of power in a single system. Designed as a high-volume, entry-level thin server, the eServer x300 is priced under 1500 UK Pounds and addresses two key concerns of many businesses - space and budget. Designed for easy expansion of web and network infrastructures, the x300 also includes support for two fixed hard drives. The new eServer x300 includes X-architecture inspired characteristics and advanced features such as IBM Director and Software Rejuvenation, a systems management package that includes advanced self-healing computing tools that can predict and repair software failures before they happen. The x300 leverages IBM's best eServer technology to provide industry standard servers with the performance, reliability and scalability needed to run multiple operating environments for customers of all enterprises. Dialtone Internet (http://www.dialtoneinternet.com), a dedicated hosting provider has selected the x300 to provide customers dedicated servers running Linux or Microsoft Windows e-mail, e-commerce and other web hosting applications. "Not only do the IBM eServer systems solve our space density problem, but they also give us a very high level of application flexibility," said Alvaro Albarracin, CEO of Dialtone Internet. "Our customers can select applications on Linux or Microsoft Windows knowing that they will be fully supported by IBM." Speedy Web Content Delivery IBM eServer is also introducing a family of xSeries Internet Caching Appliances (ICA) that deliver a 5 times performance increase over the fastest web response time currently available. Frequently visited Web pages are stored on the ICA where they can be quickly accessed as opposed to accessing them on the original Internet server. In addition to getting information to the end user more quickly, the xSeries ICA also helps to reduce overall Internet traffic. By incorporating the ICA into their e-business infrastructure, companies will save money as they will require lower bandwidth. For example, an organisation which currently utilises two high-speed internet connection lines such as a T1 could see a bandwidth savings that would enable them to gain the same result with only one T1 line in place while using the xSeries ICA. The xSeries ICA allows customers to easily add on the latest technologies in media streaming and content filtration. Content filtering - or the ability to restrict access to inappropriate content - is a feature in great demand from both schools and businesses, two of the early adapters of caching technology. IBM's xSeries ICA, which incorporates the industry leading Volera Excelerator 2.0 caching engine, deploys rapidly and features a revolutionary "headless" design that requires no keyboard, mouse or monitor. "Volera's technology partnership with IBM is a real win for our customers," said Simon Khalaf, president of Volera. "The superior eServer xSeries architecture is engineered for optimal performance with our Excelerator software, and coupled with IBM's world-class customer support, there is no better Web acceleration solution on the market." Available in six different models ranging from a 1U thin-server workgroup model capable of handling up to 5,000 requests per second to a 3U enterprise rack model that can handle 15,000 requests per second. Tower and Department models are also available. Intel's Pentium III 866 MHz processor power all eServer ICA models. New eServer Options IBM also unveiled two new ServeRaid controllers for Intel-based systems. The IBM ServeRAID-4Lx Ultra160 and ServeRAID-4Mx Ultra160, which both feature an Intel GC 80303 100MHz processor and 66MHz PCI controller. Both ServeRaid controllers help optimise performance in mission-critical RAID data storage applications, and deliver performance, scalability and control for entry-level and midrange storage environments. - ends - Notes to Editor: About IBM IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM creates, develops and manufactures the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. The fastest way to get more information about IBM is through the IBM home page at http://www.ibm.com. About IBM PCD A pioneer in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge personal computing solutions since 1981, IBM's Personal Computing Division (PCD) offers a comprehensive family of products for optimised performance in a networked world. These range from compact Work Pads and award winning ThinkPad mobiles to powerful IntelliStation workstations, IBM eServer xSeries and the sleek NetVista line of next generation desktops and thin clients. All incorporate innovative IBM design features and is backed by the company's unsurpassed worldwide customer support and service networks. 1. GHz only measures microprocessor internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance. 2. GB equals 1 billion bytes and MB equals 1 million bytes when referring to storage capacity; accessible capacity may be less. 3. For information regarding the terms and conditions of IBM's limited warranty, please visit our Web site: http://www.pc.ibm.com/europe/netvista.html 4. Response time varies. May exclude some holidays. 5. IBM Direct price; does not include taxes or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Actual reseller prices may vary. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. **The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it. *The IBM e-business logo and xSeries are all trademarks of IBM Corporation. All others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. 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