Executive Summary

 
 
By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-09-23 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: Sun LX50 server"> Executive Summary: Sun LX50 server

Usability Fair
Capability Fair
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Good
Suns first Intel-based entry-level server combines Suns Linux 5.0 operating system with industry-standard Intel server hardware to offer Linux shops a compact server for network-edge applications. The LX50 is a solid choice for organizations that seek an inexpensive server to fill front-end application roles.

COST ANALYSIS

The Sun LX50 server is priced competitively with other x86-based entry-level systems, starting at $2,795 and ranging up to $5,295 for a fully loaded model.

(+) Comes with Sun Linux 5.0 and a wide-ranging application package pre-installed; compact form factor.

(-) Lacks integrated management capabilities; no redundant power supply.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Dells PowerEdge 1650
  • HPs ProLiant DL360 G2
  • IBMs xSeries 330
  • www.sun.com/servers/entry/lx50



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