Avatar/NorthernLight schrijft: "De Cobalt Cube 2 is een zeer handige, easy-to-install (5 minuten!), Linux server. Configuratie en onderhoud wordt door middel de ingebouwde HTTP server gedaan. De reden dat ie de 'Cobalt Cube" heet, is dan ook dat er dus niks als keyboard, muis, beeldscherm, e.d. aangesloten wordt.
Hij kan worden ingezet als Internet en Intranet server, voor het zwaardere werk dus. Voorbeelden: alternatief NT Domain Server, mailserver, webserver, DHCP server of firewall. Diverse smaken zijn verkrijgbaar, qua technische specs.":
En nu we toch met de Cobaltjes bezig zijn, hier wat nieuws van News.com:
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California--Cobalt Networks, which makes special computer servers, raised $110 million in its IPO, 40 percent more than initially expected, and will begin trading today.
The Mountain View, California-based company sold 5 million shares at $22 each. The shares sold at the top of the expected price of $20 to $22 apiece. Goldman, Sachs, which handled the sale, raised the range from $14 to $16 yesterday. The sale represented an 18 percent stake and gave the company a market value of $600.6 million. [break] Verder werd anderhalf week geleden de Cobalt RaQ 3i aangekondigd: [/break] October 26, 1999 - Cobalt Networks, Inc., a developer of server appliances today introduced the RaQ 3i, Cobaltís third-generation server appliance. The RaQ 3i offers a full suite of Internet services with remote administration capabilities, prepackaged in a single rack-unit height, industry standard design. The RaQ 3i expands Cobaltís RaQ server appliance product line by providing a larger, more powerful platform and broader availability of partner applications. The array of solutions available for the RaQ 3i will make it an ideal appliance platform for high-traffic Web portals, e-commerce, and application hosting. RaQ 3i customers and developers can build on leading edge Web and Internet technologies from industry leaders including Intershop, Oracle, OpenMarket, Miva, RSA, Sane Solutions, CyberCash, Signio, and Real Networks.
"The new Cobalt RaQ 3i delivers a compelling server appliance platform for Intershop commerce products," said Ed Callan, Vice President of Marketing at Intershop. "Cobaltís customers will now have access to powerful e-commerce solutions based on Intershopís industry leading sell-side e-commerce solutions and the cost-effective, easy-to-manage, and scalable RaQ 3i. The RaQ 3i with Intershop Hosting and Merchant uniquely deliver e-commerce for ISPs and businesses."
Cobalt designed the RaQ 3i with an open source design and extensible architecture making it easy to integrate, deploy, and support Internet and network-based applications. Cobalt server appliances are pre-configured with the Linux operating system and provide the core web publishing, email, and file transfer services upon which ISPs and developers can build their solutions. The Cobalt RaQ 3i significantly extends the range of available applications for the Cobalt RaQ product line.