If only required to view Web pages, the thin server
can be a dedicated, simple device requiring only an LCD, CPU and a small amount of memory.
In this example, the thin server
of the NAS device (NAS head) which is optimized for file delivery is attached to a SAN.
We have looked at various products on the market, and we feel that LASAT's Masquerade II Internet thin server
is one of the most technically robust and user friendly products on the market.
Cybernet's NetMAX thin server
/Internet appliance products are the first Linux-based thin servers
to hit the market.
IBM Corp is taking on Sun Microsystems Inc in the ISP market with its Pizzazz RS/6000 B50 thin servers
Having successfully deployed and remotely maintained a Linux-based Internet solution in a K-12 environment, where low on-site maintenance requirements and ease-of-use are especially critical, BASCOM is set to deploy a series of Linux-based thin server
software solutions for the small- to mid-sized business and government markets.
The company's Universal Thin Server
family is said to network- enable all manner of devices which ordinarily could only communicate with a dedicated local PC or control panel from the likes of remote data collection devices such as blood analyzers and temperature sensors to security systems; workstations to routers.
IBM also has plans to develop thin servers
based on its 32-bit RS/6000 workstations, code-named Pizzazz, and expected to be announced on September 14.
With the release of its new operating software, Mirapoint's M1000 thin server
has expanded the number of users that can be supported by a single system from 60,000 to 150,000.
Network appliances, also known as thin servers
, are small, plug-and-play, and network-based devices that perform a single function or set of server functions.
IBM which is readying its own hosting program - see separate story - has already made plans to develop thin servers
based upon its RS/6000 technologies codenamed Pizzazz.
In the six short months since the launch, the universal thin server
has experienced tremendous growth in the number of industrial applications for which it is being used.