VA Linux Systems Announces Powerful 4U Server for Databases
VA Linux 4450 Provides High Performance and Processing Speed with Four CPUs in 7-Inch-High System
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2000-- VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX - news), the world's Linux leader, today announced the availability of the VA Linux 4450 server, offering fast data-processing power in a rack-optimized 4U (7-inch-high) form factor.
The VA Linux 4450 is powered by four Intel® Pentium® III XeonTM processors at 700 MHz and is designed specifically to serve as a robust database platform for enterprise databases such as Oracle8iTM. The 4450 server can also be used for e-commerce sites, application serving, software development, ERP (enterprise resource planning), web hosting and clustering.
"From e-business to the enterprise, customers who require fast computing power to analyze and process large amounts of data will benefit from the high performance and reliability of the VA Linux 4450," said Gregg Zehr, vice president of engineering, VA Linux Systems. "Combined with the VA Linux 9008 2U storage enclosure system, the 4450 server provides scalable multi-terabyte support for critical data."
The VA Linux 4450 features:
Fast Performance. The VA Linux 4450 comes with up to four 700 MHz Intel Pentium III Xeon processors -- the fastest 4-way Xeon processors available -- at 1MB L2 cache.
Exceptional I/O Bandwidth. The 4450 features three independent PCI buses, 64-bit PCI card slots, and 66 MHz PCI bus operation for exceptional RAID or Gigabit Ethernet throughput. With Ultra160 SCSI drive bays, the VA Linux 4450 can currently be configured with five 36GB hard drives -- for up to 180GB of internal storage -- enabling fast access to that data.
High Availability and Reliability. With up to five hot-swappable hard drives, three hot-swappable power supplies, and six hot-swappable fans, the VA Linux 4450 server is designed to maximize system uptime by minimizing the impact of individual failures. The VA Linux 4450 also features an extra 5.25" bay for tape drives. Further, the 4450 offers mirroring and RAID 5 support with the selection of up to two RAID cards.
Cost-Effectiveness. In co-location environments where space is at a premium, the density of the VA Linux 4450 server combined with the 9008 2U storage enclosure system makes these products ideal, cost-effective solutions.
Build-to-Order Software. VA Linux Systems' standard operating system load (VA Linux 6.2) is officially supported for Oracle 8i. Customers requiring further fine-tuning of the operating system software can take advantage of VA Linux Systems' recently launched Build-to-Order Software Selector (BOSSTM), a ground-breaking feature that enables online configuration of the operating system and applications. The VA Linux 4450 also takes advantage of VA Cluster Management software (VACMTM) for remote management of large numbers of systems.
Quick Access. The VA Linux 4450 server enables tool-less access to the chassis, memory, drive bays, PCI cards, power supply and fans, making it easy to add, remove or replace components.
Total Linux Coverage. As with all systems from VA Linux, the 4450 server has been tested and configured for optimal Linux compatibility and includes VA's award-winning "Total Linux Coverage (TLC)"TM -- comprehensive support and service as a standard feature, with extended service options.
Professional Consulting Services. For companies requiring additional assistance with Linux-based database implementations, VA Linux Professional Services offers design and installation services for both commercial and Open Source databases, including Oracle®, MySQLTM and PostgreSQL.
About VA Linux Systems
VA Linux Systems (Nasdaq:LNUX - news) is the world's Linux leader. The expert provider of Linux and Open Source solutions for the Web, VA Linux offers a single point of contact for highly customized Linux servers -- featuring the industry's first build-to-order software -- as well as professional consulting services and support. VA Linux Systems' mission is to make its customers successful through the use of Linux and Open Source -- whether they are e-businesses rapidly expanding their Internet infrastructures, or technology companies leveraging the power and methodology of Open Source software development. As part of its commitment to expanding the Open Source community, VA Linux Systems operates the Open Source Development Network (OSDN). A network of the leading Internet sites for Open Source development, distribution and discussion, OSDN includes SourceForge, Freshmeat.net, Slashdot and Linux.com. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices across North America and Europe, VA Linux is located on the Web at http://www.valinux.com/.
International Data Corporation (IDC) recently ranked VA Linux Systems as a top four Linux server vendor in Q1 2000. VA Linux Systems was selected as one of Fortune Magazine's top "Cool Companies," Red Herring's "Top 100 Companies of the Electronic Economy" and Upside's "Hot 100 Companies" in 1999. VA Linux was awarded the 1999 Linux Journal Editors' Choice Award for Best New Hardware, and was the only company to win multiple "Show Favorite" awards at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in March 1999 (in Computers and Science/Engineering) and again in February 2000 (in Hardware and Peripherals/Support Services).
Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to future market position, future product offerings and results, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different from expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, customer demand; the evolving market for Linux-based systems; competition with larger and more established companies; continued introduction of new products; performance of third-party software; the company's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; and other risks detailed in VA Linux's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov/.
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