Sun drives Linux adoption with LX50 entry level machine

Sun Microsystems touts enhanced management functionality and professional services support for entry level server.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  August 27, 2002

Sun Microsystems is trying to kick start the local Linux market with the introduction of its low cost LX50 server. The entry level server comes loaded with either Sun’s Linux distribution or Solaris operating system.

The machine is also loaded with other open source software and Sun’s Open Net Environment (ONE) software stack.

“The region’s small to medium-sized businesses also want easy, rapid implementation and full systems support, all at a reasonable price," comments Johann Muller, product sales manager, Sun Middle East.

“The Sun LX50 system offers a fast, secure, affordable systems that answers the Middle East’s growing need to deploy infrastructure applications — such as Web serving, firewall, and email — through low-cost, scalable hardware and open source software,” adds Muller.

The Unix player is claiming the LX50 will significantly reduce total cost of ownership for local organisations. Sun is touting improved manageability and professional services support as part of the LX50 package.

The vendor plans to promote the LX50 to the region’s energy and telecoms companies in the run up to this year’s Gitex.

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