IBM eServer Intel-Based Systems Win Major Industry Awards

PC Magazine and Network Magazine Honor IBM's Intel-based Servers

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Armonk, NY - 22 May 2002: IBM eServer systems were honored by two major IT industry publications this month, reinforcing IBM's technology leadership in the Intel-based server market with powerful 2-way business application servers. PC Magazine named the IBM eServer x342 the Editors' Choice for May for general purpose servers and Network Magazine presented the IBM eServer x330 with its Product of the Year for the Network Server Category.

PC Magazine (,2997,s=1475&a=25887,00.asp) cited the IBM eServer x342's scalability and simplicity as major strengths versus competing vendors' servers running Windows and Linux. The server beat out other HP, Compaq and Sun servers to win the general purpose server honor. IBM's eServer x342 provides consistent high-performance in the face of heavy fluctuating workloads for medium and larger enterprises. The magazine also praised IBM Director, IBM's management suite software that is standard on the x342.

"Because of its great expandability and features -- not to mention superb management software -- the IBM x342 gets our Editors' Choice," the publication's editors wrote.

Network Magazine ( also recognized IBM's superior technology, awarding the IBM eServer x330 its Product of the Year in the Network Server Category at the Networld + Interop trade show in Las Vegas. The server model recognized by Network Magazine used Memory eXpansion Technology (MXT), IBM's technology that can help increase available memory in memory-intensive environments, making the x330 one of the industry's densest and most efficient Intel servers. Its small, compact design allows customers to stack up to 42 servers in a 19-inch rack, providing leading performance in a minimal space.

"The PC Magazine and Network Magazine awards are hard proof of IBM's commitment to offering customers incredibly powerful, reliable and scalable server solutions," said Susan Whitney, GM of IBM eServer xSeries. "We are investing in technology and leveraging our mainframe features to bring added value to the industry standard Intel market segment."