Gateway expands low-cost gear for enterprise

Gateway, which has taken a hit in its consumer business, continues to focus on enterprise customers and this week expanded its server and storage lines with a low-cost, high performing server and a new Serial ATA SAN.

The Gateway 9415 is the first server to offer RAID-5 capabilities with redundant power in a 1U configuration in its price range, the company claims. The server, complete with server rack, starts at $1,199.

The new Gateway 840 Serial ATA SAN includes Fibre Channel connectivity and supports up to 4.8 terabytes of storage. The 2U enclosure, with server rack, starts at $4,449 for 750G bytes of capacity.

With the Gateway 9415, the company is expanding its server line-up, which includes tower and rack systems from the entry level to 4U machines.

The 9415 is geared for data-intensive tasks such as databases or Web servers and can also support ERP and CRM applications, the company says.

The server supports up to two 32/64-bit Intel Xeon processors with an 800-MHz front-side bus and either 1M byte or 2M bytes of Level 2 cache. It also supports three hot-swap SCSI drive bays to enable the RAID-5 functionality, a slim-line optical drive and up to 900G bytes of storage. It supports Microsoft, Novell and Linux operating systems.

Introduction of the Gateway 9415 and the 840 Serial ATA SAN comes just two months after Gateway unveiled three new systems designed to rival low-cost, high-performance boxes from Dell and HP.

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