Boasting Intels fastest Pentium III processors and ample storage space without the high price, HPs Netserver LP1000r will make a good addition to Web server farms in space-conscious Web-hosting and data center environments.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Although the LP1000r has more internal storage and processing power than other servers in its class, it isnt very scalable. IT managers will need to look into external disk arrays and invest in additional servers to scale down the road. Supports the fastest processors and has large internal storage capacity in its class; small form factor; solid performance. Lacks redundant power supplies and hot-swappable fans; has only a single PCI slot. Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif.; (800) 322-4772; www.hp.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // With a relatively low price and an easy-to-install design, the LP1000r wont put a dent in the budget and makes initial setup a snap, allowing companies to start seeing immediate returns on their investments.