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We're working with a company on the development of a server appliance range.
Do you think there is a market demand for a webserver appliance?
Thanks for your input.
Always there is a maket and it all how you provide services.
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All depends - just don't make the next raq.
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I think the bubble burst on webserver appliances back when Cobalt and their 'raq's were sold off to Sun.
In my experience when you do buy an appliance you get locked into the software/service and the hardware is often sub par compared to what you could buy from your vendor.
I think you'd be better off just developing your software/services without forcing potential customers to buy it with hardware as an appliance.
A good turnkey server appliance could be desirable. Especially if the OS footprint is light, the appliance is affordable and redundant and if it automatically updates itself to the latest secure patches and upgrades. An intuitive setup procedure is a good idea also.