At 10:55 AM 3/1/01 +0000, Niall O Broin wrote:
>On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 10:36:14AM +0000, Kevin Gannon wrote:
>> > I read with great interest the Sun Netra servers now start at $1000.
> > They are appliance type boxes like the Cobalts.
> > Has anyone seen/used the new Netras ? We have been using Cobalts
> > all over the place for various things but they have there "issues".
>>At the presentation which preceded receving the quote mentioned, I asked
>about those Netras, given that in the PC world you won't get a 1U rackmount
>box for anything like $1000. There was all sorts of humming and hawing about
>the processor used not being as good as in the dearer servers yada yada. It
>seems to me that one part of Sun (presumably the Cobalt part) wants to be in
>the "cheap slices of processing power" space but another part, the more
>traditional high margin £750 NIC part, doesn't like this idea at all. It'll
>be interesting to see what falls out of the whole thing.
Given the NEBS L3 certification alone its gotta be a good buy.
Just in case people havent heard of NEBS L3 basically its a telco
requirement for kit that is going to be in an exchange. What it means
is that the kit has been environmentally tested to the extreme.
Even if the processor isnt going to out perform a E10K I think most
people could live with this for certain applications.
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