RLX Technologies Announces First ServerBlade Priced
RLX Campaign to Redefine Server Economics Targets "Cost of Ownership" and
"Acquisition Cost" Advantages Over Dell, Compaq Servers
HOUSTON, TX, August 8, 2001 - In a move that further enhances the competitive
advantages of the RLX System 324TM Web server
solution over conventional 1U servers from Dell and Compaq, RLX
TechnologiesTM today announced price reductions
from 16 to 31 percent.
"Since we began shipping the System 324 in May, RLX has ramped-up our
manufacturing, service and support infrastructures to insure customer
satisfaction as we handle higher volumes," said President and COO Mike Swavely.
"Those efforts were setting the stage for today's announcement which compliments
the System 324 cost of ownership advantages over rack dense 1U servers from Dell
and Compaq with lower acquisition costs as well. "
The RLX System 324 Web server solution features the industry-leading, energy
efficient RLX ServerBlade design, allowing customers to gain significant new
advantages over conventional 1U servers:
- 5X to 10X lower power consumption
- 8X more servers in the same space
- 6X lower operational costs
- 4X the number of Web pages served per square foot of space
The RLX System 324 is becoming the Web server solution of choice for Internet
Data Centers, Web hosting companies and Internet companies that are under
increased pressure to reduce energy consumption, enhance space utilization and
increase operations efficiencies. With 24 RLX ServerBlades in a single chassis
and up to 336 servers in a single industry standard 42U rack, customers gain
unprecedented energy savings and data center density, both of which are critical
elements that are redefining the economics of today's server industry.
"RLX is the shape of servers to come," said Dwight Gibbs, CTO of The Motley
Fool. "They allow us to minimize our cost per square foot of data center space.
They're also extremely easy to set up and manage. The net effect is that we can
provide better service to our customers at a lower cost. What more could a Fool
Customers can now buy an RLX System 324 with six ServerBlades ($6,999) for 30
percent less than six comparable 1U DL320 servers from Compaq ($10,392)* and 3
percent less than six PE 350 servers from Dell ($7,218)**. A full chassis of 24
RLX ServerBlades is $26,511, which provides a 36 percent cost advantage over 24
DL32 servers from Compaq ($41,568)* and 8 percent less than 24 PE 350 servers
from Dell ($28,872)**. The RLX price advantage grows as more servers are
Today's announcement includes the first RLX ServerBlade below $1000, a
configuration that includes a 633 MHz processor, 128 MB of memory and a 10 GB
disk drive priced at $999.
RLX products are sold through the company's direct sales force
(866.759.9866), and directly over the Web (www.rlxtechnologies.com).
The RLX System 324 is also available through IBM's Web Server Division
(512.838.5626) and to government customers through IES (301.581.1098). RLX
builds all products to the customer's specification and ships directly from its
About RLX Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas,
RLX Technologies delivers a new class of server products that have dramatically
recast the dynamics of the server marketplace. The technology advances of the
RLX System 324 Web server and its unique patent-pending design and engineering
features break new ground in addressing the economic challenges faced by Web
hosting and Internet Data Center customers, including: space, power consumption,
heat, reliability, deployment time and capital utilization. For information
about RLX Technologies, check out our Web site at