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Last year, voting was held for the Third Annual ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards.
That was a reader-driven program which held for two years. The results were as expected. While in few cases history repeated and patterns remained the same, in rest, new and some of the times surprising winners emerged.
As usual, innovation remained a key driver, but that year, with enterprises narrowing their objectives and IT budgets getting smaller, the mindshare that goes with being time-tested seems to have given these products an advantage.
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Small Business Server
There is nothing small with small enterprises. With 25 million in only USA, as on report by the Small Business Administration, they are producing about 2/3rd of all new jobs.
Therefore, it is no surprise to see the big players finding big opportunities in small and mid-size business sector. Regardless of ever-escalating competition in the Small Business Server market, Dell keeps on retaining its title edging out the Apple xServe.
The winning Dell PowerEdge 2970 is much same like its predecessor (the PowerEdge 2950) as it is designed to be a big-purpose server that is used generally. It is splendid whether it is taking the role of an application, database, file/print, email or any other type of server. However, PowerEdge 2970 have several notable distinctive features. The major, no doubt, is that different from the Intel Xeon-based 2950, the Dell PowerEdge 2970 is running on AMD’s Opteron dual-core processor.