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Gateway E-9232T Server Announced

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Gateway Enhances Server Line With an Entry-Level Tower Powered by AMD, Redefining Value and Performance

Redefining the feature set of a value server, the Gateway E-9232T gives customers a choice of powerful AMD processors and several advanced technologies not typically available in an entry-level server.

Powered by either a dual-core AMD Opteron™ 1000 Series processor or a single-core AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3500+, the E-9232T also includes Gateway Lights Out (GLO) system management, optional remote keyboard/video/mouse (K/V/M) technology, integrated RAID support and optional hot-swappable redundant power supplies.

Its low price point and compelling technologies make it an affordable, yet powerful server that can help small- and medium-sized businesses run efficiently and securely.

Recent IDC research (LANs and Servers in US SMBs(1)) noted that many small and medium-sized organizations are still using traditional desktops, despite the growing popularity of local networks. “Even with the appeal of the latest network technology, the lack of full-time IT staff can make it hard for smaller companies to step up to the investment,” said Ray Boggs, vice president for SMB research IDC. “The availability and affordability of new servers like the E-9232T can provide a powerful alternative to desktop approaches, letting smaller firms gain access to network capabilities for the first time.”

Additionally, small- and medium-sized businesses running Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) will find it an ideal platform to run all their office tasks. It has the power and features necessary to easily handle Internet, networking and productivity applications such as email, file and print sharing and financial or database programs.

“Server technology is not just for large companies with big budgets and dedicated IT staff,” said Steven VanRoekel, director of the Windows Server Solutions group at Microsoft. “With Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 on the new Gateway E-9232T, customers will be able to cost-effectively boost their productivity and better ensure system security.”

Failing technology can be disastrous for small businesses which operate in a retail environment. NetSolace, an independent software vendor specializing in point-of-sale solutions for a vast majority of the nation’s franchises, exclusively uses Gateway tower servers for their customers’ installations. NetSolace uses Gateway business class servers instead of high-end desktops due to their high-reliability and affordability. Combined with Gateway’s four-hour on-site support(2), NetSolace is assured their customers’ operations are running at peak efficiency, cost-effectively, and that their data is well protected.

Powerful Technologies Redefine Value and Raise the Bar for Others

Powered by either an AMD Opteron dual-core or Athlon single-core processor, the Gateway E-9232T brings true server performance and advanced capabilities to the value category.

“Our relationship with AMD has allowed us to develop another compelling server with leading technologies,” said Marc Tanguay, Gateway senior group manager, servers and storage. “With excellent performance and advanced system management, the E-9232T offers benefits typically not found in an entry-level system.”

Bringing a high level of efficiency to IT departments, Gateway Lights Out (GLO) system management allows customers to remotely shut down and re-start their server regardless of power condition. An optional low-cost remote control K/V/M with media redirect features enables IT managers to take full remote control of a server.

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Customers will also find leading serviceability features such as color-coded components and a tool-less chassis and motherboard, making the product easy to support and deploy.

Nicely equipped but with room to grow, the server features dual integrated 10/100/1000 GbE NICs and video; five PCI slots; and DDR2 unbuffered ECC memory with four sockets, providing memory capacity of up to 8GB. Highly expansive with room for four 3.5-inch hard disk drives, it has a storage capacity of up to 3.0TB with SATA II drives(3). Integrated SATA RAID 1, 5 and 10 offers greater redundancy and integrity.

“Providing the widest variety of computing options to infrastructure providers and end customers, Gateway has leveraged the performance and value benefits of the AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors to help small and medium sized businesses run applications more efficiently while helping provide enterprise developers with low-cost, dedicated systems,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Division, AMD. “By making the choice to expand its AMD offerings to include rack-mount and now tower servers, we believe Gateway has enhanced its server line in the right direction.”

Pricing and Availability

Shipping and available immediately, the new servers are being built at Gateway’s U.S.-based configure-to-order facility in Nashville. Prices start at just $699 for the AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system and $999 for the server powered by AMD Opteron processors. For more information, customers can visit http://www.gateway.com/ or call 1-800-GATEWAY. Solution providers and value-added resellers (VARs) interested in partnering with Gateway through the ProNet Partner Program can find more information at http://www.gateway.com/pronet.

Professional Services

In addition, Gateway Professional Services deliver enterprise-level expertise to help professionals maximize the value of their technology resources. Offerings include:

— Network planning and implementation
— Backup and disaster recovery
— Data and application migration
— Server virtualization
— Citrix implementation
— Hitachi SAN implementation
— Server consolidation and clustering

North America Based Telephone Technical Support

While many PC vendors go off-shore to save service costs, Gateway’s telephone technical support for U.S. customers is 100-percent based in North America. Customers are assured their calls are handled by knowledgeable, experienced, well-trained and dedicated support agents close to home(4).

Gateway Professional

From ultra-reliable desktops, notebooks and servers to comprehensive services, Gateway has served organizations for twenty years. Gateway makes technology purchase, use and support simple through the programs developed for education, government and business customers. The ProNet(SM) Partner Program’s channel-friendly benefits help solution providers strengthen and grow their businesses. Gateway customers include many of the world’s leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona, State of California, State of New York and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit http://www.gateway.com/business.

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About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. See http://www.gateway.com/ for more information.

Limited-time offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels

(1) IDC Report #203250 LANs and Servers in US SMBs: Changing Hardware, Environments, and Applications.
(2) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations.
(3) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes; TB = 1 trillion bytes.
(4) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.

(c) 2007 Gateway, Inc. Gateway terms and conditions of sale apply. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo and combinations thereof, AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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