Data General Announces AV 35000 Server

October 27, 2000

NEWS BRIEFS

Westborough, MASS. — Data General announced its new AV 35000 server with powerful Pentium III Xeon processing. The AV 35000 is Data General’s latest and most innovative enterprise consolidation solution. The newest member of the award winning AViiON series, this enterprise server can adapt to changing workloads by scaling up to 64 Pentium III Xeon processors.

The AV 35000 offers a simple upgrade path from the AV 25000 with fourth generation NUMA technology and the ability to meet UNIX environment demands.

“In keeping with our server-line enhancements, the AV 35000 offers a cost-effective consolidation solution for business-critical needs,” said Rick Strom, director of AViiON marketing. “This enterprise-level server offers investment protection and high-power and is an ideal solution for both new customers and current AV 25000 users.”

“Data General continues to meet its customers’ needs by providing, reliable and high-performing Intel-based servers, featuring the Pentium Xeon processor,” said Raghu Murthi, director of marketing for Intel’s Enterprise Platforms Group. “Intel-based servers provide the platform headroom, availability and scalability to keep up with the increasing demand and workload of the new Internet Economy.”

“AViiON servers are a key component of GERS’ electronic software solutions,” said Jim Henderson, president and chief executive officer of GERS Retail Systems. “With this new product, our customers will be able to depend on AViiON’s high-reliability as they implement mission critical transaction management applications for web commerce and store-based retailing. Our association with Data General demonstrates a shared commitment to delivering powerful solutions for the retail marketplace in more than 400 GERS installations worldwide.”

Both the AV 25000 and the AV 35000 ccNUMA systems are servers of choice for the largest database OLTP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), data warehousing or healthcare applications. Growing enterprises may use a quick-install, draw-slide upgrade, resulting in an extremely easy field upgrade from the AV 25000 server. With fourth-generation NUMA technology, the AV 35000 brings mainframe levels of scalability in processors, memory, and I/O to enterprise-class servers. In addition to faster processing, custom gate arrays work to enhance performance.

As the high-end server of the AViiON product line, the AV 35000 is equipped to handle large consolidation requirements. Built from highly-modular Scalable Building Blocks, customers can incrementally grow memory and I/O in their systems to support business expansion as needed. EMC CLARiiON midrange storage and EMC Symmetrix enterprise storage systems can be connected through multiple redundant high performance connections to support a wide range of storage requirements.

Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation, is a major supplier of consolidated computing solutions for customers worldwide. The division’s products include Microsoft Windows NT- and UNIX system-based AViiON servers and related software and services. Strategic alliances with leading software vendors and systems integrators enable Data General to deliver complete solutions that meet customers’ business need to simplify consolidate and control information technology infrastructures. Additional information on Data General, its products and services is available on the Internet at http://www.dg.com .

EMC Corporation is a world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at http://www.EMC.com .

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