Network and service management information is extracted in real-time for well-defined services and provided to application software running on the PC server
for further processing and presentation.
Added security functions limit the terminals that can be connected to the virtual PC server
, allowing only those connections that have been made using authorized client management functions.
Still, at $2.2bn in revenue, the IBM PC server
business is certainly holding its own and is almost as big as the RS/6000 server biz.
The estimated reseller price for a 6x18 solution starts at approximately $14,000 which includes an entry level IBM PC Server
, one IBM CT-618 Adapter and IBM telephony software.
and entry (small) servers provided the greatest accelerators in 1999 with annual growth rates of 68 percent and 34 percent, respectively.
When you take off the system software costs - which are largely beyond the control of the Unix and PC server
vendors, as well as maintenance and TPC-C client and connectivity costs, the Compaq machines still win out strongly.
Platt said that the Computer Products division, which comprises PCs, servers and storage, had its fourth consecutive profitable quarter, and that sales of its Pavilion line of home PCs were exceptionally strong, average PC selling prices were leveling out rather than dropping and that PC server
sales were accelerating.
Getting a short leap on the majority of the PC server
competition Hitachi Data Systems Ltd is finally making its much-touted eight- way VisionBase 8880R Windows NT server generally available.
While the DDS tape format is the most widely accepted tape backup solution on the PC server
market, and remains a viable and profitable product, successive generations have taken longer to develop and delivered smaller gains in performance.