Gateway unveils revved-up servers
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- May 22, 2000
Gateway Inc. today unveiled its 8400 server, which is powered by Intel Corp.'s
new 700 MHz Xeon processors and is designed to offer agencies an affordable
solution for consolidating older, less powerful equipment.
"Out of all of our products, this aligns with the federal market the
most," said Chris Norman, director of server product marketing at Gateway.
"The Air Force and Department of Defense have said they are looking for
this kind of horsepower as they do the consolidation of their servers."
Powering the servers with Intel's new 700 MHz processors is a key reason
why the 8400 should prove to be appealing in the federal space, Norman said.
"For agencies looking for the latest and greatest in CPU horsepower,
this is it," Norman said. Usually with new servers, companies offer the
same price but bring the technology down, but the 8400 offers technology
and high-capability features into a departmental price range."
The 8400 will soon be available on the General Services Administration
schedule with pricing starting at $6, 299, Norman said.
"In addition to the price point, there was also a total cost-of-ownership
method to this product," he said. "The 8400 should support an agency for
anywhere from two to five years, and that is typical of what is required
on a lot of federal contracts."