: Sun Cobalt Raq 550"> Executive Summary: Sun Cobalt Raq 550
Boasting the latest hardware upgrade and newer software packages, the easy-to-use Raq 550 is an inexpensive server appliance capable of providing a complete Web hosting package for small to medium-size companies.
The Raq 550 device starts at $1,699, with the highest-configuration box priced at $2899. The Raq 550 is priced aggressively to compete with server-based hosting appliances such as the IBM Xseries, which starts at $2,500. (+) A comprehensive Web hosting package for small sites; easy to use and manage; robust user interface and automatic update features. (-) Lacks redundant power supplies; supports a limited number of users and connections. Evaluation Short List IBM Xseries Hosting Appliance HPs SA1100/1120 Microsoft Corp.s Windows 2000 with Server Appliance Kit 2.0. www.sun.com