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Gateway Offers IT Services to Medium Sized Businesses

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Gateway will offer corporate IT services like server virtualization and networked data storage to medium-size businesses, the company said Monday.

Mid-market customers don’t get this type of attention from other hardware vendors, who are primarily focused on large, global Fortune 500 firms, according to Gateway. But at least one analyst says the company is playing catch-up.

Yet businesses in the commercial, government and education sectors also have complex and ever-changing data center technology needs. They struggle to solve those challenges with limited money and staff, the company said.

So Gateway, of Irvine, Calif., will offer those customers various options: server virtualization, backup and disaster recovery, SAN implementation, data and application migration, and data sharing over thin clients.

Gateway has priced the package at US$4,000 for an IT assessment and design plan, with more money due for an actual implementation.

The company is promising to work fast. Depending on the size of the job, Gateway could deliver a virtualized server solution within two to five days, or a storage area network in two to 20 days.

In return, mid-size companies stand to gain a more efficient IT architecture, Gateway said. An IT department that virtualizes its server operations can reduce the number of actual servers it uses by a factor of 5-1 or 10-1.

Read the entire article, here.

Published Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:20 PM by David Marshall
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