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Dell UK has launched a small business server designed to give smaller businesses an economical alternative to desktop PCs for applications like file and print sharing.

The PowerEdge 600SC, with fast DDR memory and integrated gigabit Ethernet, offers double the performance of its predecessor, the PowerEdge 500SC, according to Dell.

It's priced starting at £499 for Intel Celeron processors and £589 for Intel Pentium 4 processors, both with IDE hard drive (upgradable to SCSI hard drives). Customers can also combine the server and PowerVault 100T-Travan40 tape drive for £890, adding data backup and recovery facilities to their set up.

For customers requiring servers with more horsepower, Dell has also introduced the PowerEdge 2600, which features dual Intel Xeon processors running up to 2.4GHz, 6GB of double data rate (DDR) memory and Ultra320 SCSI drives. Prices for the PowerEdge 2600 start at £1,230.

The PowerEdge 2600 is designed for file and print sharing, Web serving, clustered computing applications, storage area networks (SANs) and small-scale database applications. The server features remote management features to ease deployment.

Both PowerEdge 600SC and PowerEdge 2600 servers are available with factory installation of Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft 2000 Small Business Server and Red Hat Linux. The PowerEdge 2600 is also available with Windows 2000 Advanced Server and is certified and validated for Windows NT.

The servers are also certified and validated for Novell NetWare and can be purchased immediately. ®

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