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Dell and Red Hat Speed Up the Web for All U.S. Toyota and Lexus Dealers

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 20, 2000


"Dell today announced that Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. will equip every Toyota and Lexus auto dealer in the United States with a Dell PowerApp.web 100 appliance server to provide customized digital content to each dealer. The Web appliance servers, which will run the Red Hat Linux 6.2 operating system and Apache Web server, will serve as the center of each dealer's content network, delivering multimedia information to customers and employees." Dell today announced that Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. will equip every Toyota and Lexus auto dealer in the United States with a Dell PowerApp.web 100 appliance server to provide customized digital content to each dealer. The Web appliance servers, which will run the Red Hat Linux 6.2 operating system and Apache Web server, will serve as the center of each dealer's content network, delivering multimedia information to customers and employees.

"The PowerApp.web appliance server is a low-cost, high-performance Web server optimized to deliver Internet and intranet Web content. The appliance servers will download a variety of Toyota- and Lexus-brand product information from Toyota's headquarters, including videos, sound files, graphics, and other electronic resources. The information will then be stored and available to customers and sales representatives via client browsers. These resources are to be loaded automatically each night and can be remotely updated by Toyota at any time. The PowerApp.web server also serves as a proxy server for Internet information."

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