Gateway Releases New Additions to Server Family

Gateway Monday announced two additions to its server line that start at under US$2,200 and are geared for small businesses, schools and government agencies.

The new Gateway 6400 and 7400 servers are available now and are designed to handle such tasks as file and print sharing, remote access, e-mail processing, firewall servers and database management, according to Chris Norman, director of Gateway's server product marketing.

Norman said the servers are marketed at Gateway's core markets -- small businesses, education and government sectors. The servers offer a significant amount of technology for the price, he claimed.

"It gives (users) current technology that will work with them well into the future," Norman said.

The Gateway 6400 is an entry-level server that offers a locking mini-tower chassis, tool-less design and a starting price of $US1,599. Both the 6400 and 7400 servers can support two of Intel Corp.'s Pentium III processors at speeds from 733MHz to 866MHz.

The 6400 series comes with the ServerWorks Corp.'s ServerWorks III LE chipset, Intel 10/100 Ethernet network card, 133MHz front-side bus and 64-bit PCI (peripheral component interface) graphics with 4M bytes of SDRAM (synchronous dynamic random access memory). The 6400 server has nine drive bays and comes standard with 64M bytes of PC133 ECC SDRAM that is expandable to 2G bytes.

The Gateway 7400 is a workgroup server that has a starting price of $2,199. It is designed for corporate branch offices or growing businesses, Gateway said.

The 7400 server can handle heavy Internet transaction traffic, order processing and inventory management, the company claimed.

The 7400 series server is equipped with the ServerWorks III LE chipset, Intel 10/100 Ethernet network card, 133MHz front-side bus and comes standard with 128M bytes of PC133 ECC SDRAM. The server has 12 drive bays, comes with six PCI expansion slots and possesses an integrated, dual channel Ultra160 SCSI controller that supports options for 9G bytes, 18G bytes or 36G bytes Ultra160 SCSI 10K RPM drives, Gateway said.

Norman said the 7400 series comes with two power supplies and the SCA (single connector attachment) hard drives can be hot-swapped. Both the 6400 and 7400 servers include with Hewlett-Packard Co.'s OpenView ManageX Event Manager software to manage and monitor the server's operating conditions.

Both server lines, part of the Gateway's ALR Series of servers, run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Novell Inc.'s NetWare and The Santa Cruz Operation Inc.'s (SCO's) UnixWare.

Gateway, in North Sioux City, South Dakota, can be reached at +1-605-232-2000 or http://www.gateway.com/.

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