Unisys ships 32-way server
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- May 01, 2000
The proliferation of Unix and Microsoft Corp. Windows NT servers has left
many federal agencies looking for a cost-effective way to consolidate their
servers onto one mainframe-class system. Unisys Corp. introduced a new Intel
Corp.-based 32-processor server at the recent FOSE trade show that is designed
to do just that.
The Unisys [email protected] Enterprise Server ES7000 enables federal agencies
to consolidate data centers, migrate applications from Unix platforms to
Windows 2000 and host e-commerce solutions with scalability only previously
available on large Unix-based servers and proprietary mainframes, said Michael
Adelman, Unisys product manager.
"It's a modern enterprise server with mainframe DNA. It's got all the
mainframe goodness in the design of the box, but there's nothing proprietary
in it," Adelman said, adding that the new system's architecture was designed
by the company's mainframe engineers.
Through partitioning, the ES7000 has the ability to run multiple instances
of Windows NT, Windows 2000 and UnixWare while re-ducing the total cost
of operation, according to Adelman. Unisys demonstrated that using the 32-processor
ES7000 for server consolidation yields the most competitive overall cost
of any server for Windows 2000 software, based on Gartner Group Inc.'s tool
set for measuring total cost of ownership.
Unisys has filed for inclusion on the GSA schedule.