Enterprise Ready Server 2

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-05-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


.1"> Enterprise Ready Server 2.1
USABILITY Good
CAPABILITY Good
PERFORMANCE Good
INTEROPERABILITY Good
MANAGEABILITY Excellent
SCALABILITY Excellent
SECURITY Good
Businesses will find Covalents Enterprise Ready Server to be an excellent option for deploying and managing the Apache Web server, especially in large, multiserver environments. However, organizations that dont have advanced management needs or that require only one server will probably prefer to stick to plain old vanilla Apache.

Cost Analysis

The $1,495 price of the Enterprise Ready Server is on par with competing enterprise-level Web servers, but businesses will have to decide whether the benefits of eased deployment and management offset the cost over the free open-source Apache.

(+) Excellent browser-based management portal for Apache; includes much-needed analysis and reporting features; now works on Windows servers.

(-) Core functionality of product is available in the free Apache Web server.

Evaluation Short List

•Apaches Apache Web Server
•Microsofts Internet Information Services
•Sun Microsystems Sun ONE Web Server
•Zeus Technologys Zeus Web Server

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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