- Taiwanese electronics giant announces UK server debut
- Highly competitive server products available on free trial
Swindon, England – 7 October 2004 – Taiwanese electronics giant, Tatung, best known in the UK for its digital consumer products, is to market a range of high-end servers in the UK for the first time, following the launch of Tatung Server Ltd this week. The new operation will market a wide range of PC, storage and blade servers, and is aiming to capture up to 10 per cent of the market, pitching itself directly against leaders such as IBM and Dell.
Tatung has been in the server business for over a decade, manufacturing over 300,000 servers a year for leading vendors, but has not previously offered the products in the UK under the Tatung brand. The company will now market server hardware manufactured at its facility in the Netherlands, offering high performance systems at "highly competitive" pricing.
Blade servers will be launched in the UK first, followed quickly by PC servers and Storage Area Network (SAN) servers. The complete product range will all be available by the end of Q4 2004.
According to Andre Hu, European Sales Manager of Tatung Server, the company is well positioned to take a significant market share, quickly. "We have many years of experience in design and manufacture, and huge credibility from the OEM products we make for the leading vendors in the market. We shall be offering high performance servers with very competitive RRPs to UK corporate customers though a distribution channel."
Tatung Server is also offering UK customers a unique "try before you buy" package. Corporates will be able to install Tatung product for 30 days without charge to evaluate the technical offering. All the Tatung server products will come with a full three-year on-site maintenance contract.
Tatung has already signed up broadline distributor, Microtronica Ltd, to handle its product range, and expects to appoint two further distributors this year.
According to Grant Barber, Marketing Manager at Microtronica, adding Tatung to the distributor's portfolio will allow the company to go after mainstream suppliers, such as Dell. "The Tatung offering is very strong – we can now offer our resellers high-end hardware bundled with on-site service, particularly important in the enterprise market. We are looking forward to working with Tatung Server to develop a significant market share in the UK as the range of PC, blade and storage servers is brought on-line."
Designed for Low Cost Ownership
Tatung has developed powerful deployment and management tools for its server range to reduce management overhead. Servers can be deployed quickly and easy; system managers will require only 30 minutes training to be proficient; and the Tatung Server Management software provides a fully integrated management environment, unlike other manufacturers' software that is modular and time-consuming to use.
All Tatung's products promise a price/performance advantage over competitors. The company's blade servers, for example, are more compact and consume less power than any other products on the market. The Tatung 4u blades can be combined to deliver over 200 CPUs in a single cabinet – around 30% more computing power than any other design, and yet consume 25% less power, not only making considerable savings on consumption and cooling requirements, but allowing Tatung's blade servers to be installed in office environments.
Founded in Taiwan in 1918, Tatung Company is one of the world’s largest producers of household appliances and industrial information systems, employing a staff of 35,000 and supplying 300 different products in over 100 countries. Based on their years of expertise in server production – Tatung has produced SUN SPARC servers since 1989 – the company now produces a Tatung server line, based on Intel and AMD architecture, with PC and blade servers ranging from 1U to 5U and floor stand models.
Tatung Netherlands is OEM and ODM for a large number of well-known PC suppliers, providing design, production, assembly, stock management, distribution and services as well as service for Tatung’s own ICT products, such as PC and blade servers based on Intel and AMD. To this end Tatung works in close co-operation with a growing number of European partners. Tatung’s servers save both space and energy, while the company’s mass production process allows for a favourable price/quality ratio. Tatung provides the servers as comprehensive systems, complete with CPU, memory, hard disks, raid cards, etc. Servers are composed using the Build-To-Order principle. To this end Tatung has a production facility in Wijchen, the Netherlands.
Contacts for more information:
+44 118 984 3386
Mark Burnett, UK Sales Manager
Tatung Server Europe
+44 1793 324680
Andre Hu, European Sales Manager
Tatung Server Europe
+31 24-3287 362
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