/ft 320La"> Express5800/ft 320La
NECs Express5800/ft 320La brings new levels of hardware redundancy and resilience to the low-end Windows 2000 market, although its scalability is limited, and it cant protect against software-induced downtime.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Although the NEC Express5800/ft 320La is not immune to downtime, it should provide more uptime than standard serverswhich will save money in the long run. PROS // Easy to implement; strong redundancy features provide rapid failover; hardened device drivers. CONS // Can only scale to two processors. NEC Computers, Boxborough, Mass.; (866) 632-3226; www.necft.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Express5800/ft 320La is a lot easier to set up than comparably priced software clustering solutions, and it should be less expensive to implement because it doesnt require redundant application and operating system licenses to run.