HP and Sendmail Announce Performance Benchmark Results for Linux-Based Email Solutions

HP and Sendmail, Inc. announced the results of a performance benchmark testing Sendmail's email software on industry-standard HP ProLiant servers vs. proprietary Sun systems. The results show that significant price/performance benefits and better message throughput are achievable when Sendmail's software is deploying mail and messaging solutions on industry-standard hardware running Linux, as compared to more expensive Sun servers running Solaris. Additional tests revealed that the HP ProLiant DL580 server running Sendmail Advanced Message ServerTM and Linux was capable of serving 14,000 users at approximately 100 percent concurrency (with all users logged in and working at the same time). The price of the HP ProLiant DL580 server, including fibre channel storage, is $48,603 while the Sun V880, including T3 storage and the Veritas file system, is $190,095.