IBM beefed up its eServer product line last week, introducing a new entry-level thin server and a series of caching appliances intended to speed Internet content delivery.
IBM's new xSeries 300 is 1U (1.75 inches) thick and designed for rack mounting. It supports two fixed hard drives and up to two Intel processors, either Celeron or Pentium III. The x300 can run Microsoft Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows NT and Linux.
The x300 fits into IBM's Project eLiza, a recently announced initiative aimed at creating self-managing servers that require little human supervision, IBM said. The x300 features IBM's Director and Software Rejuvenation tools for predicting application and operating system failures and remotely managing servers.
The x300 is priced at about $US1500.