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NEC Computers (UK) launches the Express5800/140Hd and the Express5800/140Rc-4 servers

Prices Start From: £3,499 ex VAT

Leading manufacturer, NEC Computers (UK) has extended its highly acclaimed server range with the Express5800/140Hd and the Express5800/140Rc-4. These new servers feature Intel Xeon MP processors from 1.5GHz to 2.0GHz and include 4-way interleaved DDR SDRAM memory to successfully deliver scalable performance to even the most demanding of enterprise environments.

Paul Evans, business development director of NEC Computers (UK) commented, “NEC’s new enterprise systems provide an array of manageability and availability features and offer a wide upgrade path to protect the initial investment of NEC customers. The 140Hd and 140Rc-4 provide the ideal platform for business-critical applications and are proof of NEC’s continuing commitment to supplying the medium and high end server market with exceptional enterprise solutions.”

To maximise server uptime and provide continuous availability for business-critical applications, the 140Hd and 140Rc-4 integrate an extensive range of high availability features including hot-swap disk drives, hot-plug PCI slots, redundant hot-swap power supplies and cooling.
The 140Hd and 140Rc-4 feature multiple-bit memory error correction (chipkill) and online memory spare technologies to ensure optimum data protection. Various RAID options are also available to meet a wide range of price/performance requirements.

The 140Hd and 140Rc-4 offer application compatibility for standard Windows 2000 and forthcoming Windows 2003 applications and both servers provide 8 free PCI slots and up to 12GB of memory. The Express5800/140Hd is available as either a tower or a 7U rack-mount chassis and offers up to 1460GB of hot-swap internal storage in two 5-drive bays. The Express5800/140Rc-4 provides a maximum 732GB of hot-swap internal storage in a 5-drive bay and comes in a compact 4U rackmount chassis.

As standard the Express5800/140HD and 140Rc-4 are provided with the ESMPRO Management Suite with integrated Management Workstation Application (MWA). This built-in solution offers remote emergency access and control of server resources (via LAN or standard modem connection). The ESMPRO Management Suite facilitates quick response to critical issues and provides tools for proactive planning and server administration, reducing the risk of downtime or failure. Both of these servers come with ExpressBuilder set-up and configuration software for easy and comprehensive system installation.

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About NEC Computers (UK)

NEC Computers (UK) Limited, a division of NEC Computers International, supplies NEC servers, desktops and notebook computers, designed and manufactured for the business user. For the small to medium sized enterprise purchaser, NEC Computers (UK) Limited has distinguished itself from other direct operations by offering a true business partnership. The NEC philosophy is to ensure that the customer receives unbiased advice about requirements backed by trustworthy service and support. NEC Computers (UK) Limited operates throughout the UK and Ireland. With sales offices in Maidenhead and its own state of the art manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland, NEC Computers (UK) Limited is able to serve its customers with prime efficiency and speed. According to IDC, NEC Computers (UK) Limited was the third largest PC vendor in 2002 and achieved a higher growth rate than its major competitors. Throughout 2002 NEC continued to improve its market share and demonstrated growth of double the market average for notebooks and 6.5 times the market average for servers.

About NEC Computers International

NEC Computers International (NEC CI), one of the major consolidated subsidiaries of the NEC Corporation and part of the operation of NEC Solutions, is Europe's sixth largest manufacturer of personal computers (Source: Gartner Dataquest / February 2003).NEC CI supplies the consumer market with the Packard Bell brand and the professional market with the NEC brand in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia (except Japan and China).

NEC CI owns two R&D centres (France, Malaysia) and three factories (France, Malaysia and Scotland).The company employs 3,000 people worldwide.
Its headquarters are located in Wijchen, The Netherlands.

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