Sun next week hopes to step up its position in the exploding low-end server market by introducing its Opteron-based Galaxy machines, with a focus on high performance, better cooling and advanced manageability.
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As part of a continuing effort to cast off its mantle as strictly a big server vendor, Sun is expected to expand its services offerings with the Sun Connection portal. This will provide end-user access to a menu of managed services including a new patch update service for Solaris.
HP is readying server management software that should give users control of Unix, Linux and Windows machines from a single console, a capability analysts say will be particularly important as businesses consolidate workloads to boost efficiencies in their data centres.