The Planet Adds Dell PowerEdge 840

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April 2, 2007 — Dedicated hosting provider The Planet (theplanet.com) announced on Monday that it is now offering Dell PowerEdge 840 based on Intel’s Xeon 3040 Conroe dual-core processor. Priced at $149 per month, the servers are designed for small and medium-size businesses interested in performance-level, affordable server technology.

The servers feature high-performance dual-core configurations with SATA hard drives. The solution is ideal for customers with dynamic Web sites, e-commerce Web sites and hosted online gaming sites, says the company. The Planet provides these new servers, as well as other high-performance Dell servers, at its six data centers in both Houston and Dallas, Texas.

“The Dell PowerEdge 840 servers provide an optimal price-performance ratio for SMBs and deliver powerful dual-core performance,” says The Planet’s VP of marketing Steve Kahan. “Coupled with The Planet’s network, bandwidth, reliability and scalability, the entry-level servers offer a strong foundation for building a successful Web-based business.”

The Dell PowerEdge 840 offering includes an Intel Xeon 3040 Conroe dual-core processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and 1-250GB SATA hard drive, for $149 per month.       

The Planet also recently announced it has updated its private rack services, adding Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance 5500 Series firewalls and Foundry ServerIronXL load balancer.

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