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HP and IBM, The First and Second Most Valuable Servers

Posted November. 03, 2003 22:45,   


It is reported that the servers of Hewlett-Packard (HP) and IBM are the best products of its kind for purchase. On November 3, Gartner Group, a market researcher, reported that HP and IBM took first and second place, respectively, in its survey of nine companies’ servers currently available in the market.

HP and IBM were superior in the “before service,” by which they manage the servers regularly even if the servers are functioning properly, and “after-sales service” areas, therefore their products rarely stop operating or automatically malfunction. Servers are large-scale computers which enable internet homepage service, the intranet service, and e-mail service. If the servers stop operating, the services offered by the servers become impossible to use, therefore stability is the most important standard when purchasing the servers.

Gartner Group said, “As the network structure gets more complex and the number of integrations with other companies’ networks is increasing due to mergers and acquisitions, it is getting harder to manage the servers under stable conditions.”

Seong-Yub Ra cpu@donga.com