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April 25, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 1:01pm

DEC LAUNCHES ITS NEW LOW-END ALPHASERVER MODELS

By CBR Staff Writer

Digital Equipment Corp yesterday duly announced some of those AlphaServers flagged in CI No 3,124. The company has three new entry-level models – the 800 5/333 and 5/400, which are claimed to offer improved mail and messaging performance, cost- effective Internet features, and enterprise-wide remote management capabilities; and the 1000A 5/500, which is the first small business application server to be built around the new 500MHz Alpha RISC. The 1000A is a Digital Unix or Windows NT only machine, but the 800s also run OpenVMS and come with Digital ServerWorks system management software. Packaged offerings include a new Digital AlphaServer for Intranet Search with Windows NT, which includes the company’s AltaVista search engine. A new AlphaServer TruCluster Program offers a complete pre-packaged cluster system including standard AlphaServer TruClusters with StorageWorks disk subsystem and networking, pre- configured and tested. DEC can’t wait to hand all its customers over to Microsoft Corp, and says the new Digital Clusters for Windows NT v1.1 offers an easy migration path to Microsoft’s Wolfpack enterprise clustering. The AlphaServer 800 starts at $8,600 for a pedestal system with 64Mb memory, 2Gb disk and PCI or EISA slots. The AlphaServer 1000A starts at $24,195 with Windows NT, 256Mb memory and a 4.3Gb disk. Prices for the packaged offerings start at $31,370.

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