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Appliance servers


Tell us what you think... and win!

Toshiba values your opinion --- and we would like to hear what you think about our current products and future plans. We’re interested to hear your views on appliance servers, such as dedicated web servers, firewall servers or Network Attached Storage (NAS). Here’s your chance to win a Magnia SG20, a fully featured multifunctional appliance server for SMB, offering internet connectivity and shared resources for wireless and wired clients. Please click to be taken to our on-line survey and give us your feedback about your organisation’s intention to deploy specific appliance servers.


If the customer clicks on “appliance servers” above he sees the following pop-up: Appliance servers are network enabled devices explicitly designed to provide a single dedicated service, such as Web caching, email, file/print, or Internet access, or a predefined suite of services. Appliance servers are non-programmable, pre-configured, sealed systems that run on a variety of functionally optimised and/or streamlined operating systems and chip architectures. Some are accessible, permitting remote access operating system and/or application upgrades. They are sold as closed-solution units and are designed for ease of deployment and use as well as minimal cost of ownership.



  1. Do you have or are you considering deploying an appliance server?

  • Yes

  • No

2) In your opinion, what is the relative importance of each of the following functions for a dedicated appliance server (please rank them from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most important and 9 being the least important):



  • Web Server

  • Mail Server

  • Web Caching

  • Firewall Server

  • File / Print

  • DNS

  • DHCP

  • NAS (Network Attached Storage)

  • Other tasks, please specify:

3) In which time frame are you considering deploying an Appliance Server?



  • Less than 3 months

  • 3 to 6 months

  • More than 6 months

4) Which operating system would you want on the appliance server?



    • Windows NT, 2000

    • Linux

    • Other (please specify):

    • Doesn’t matter, as the ease of deploying into my network is the most important consideration.

5) If Toshiba offers appliance servers based on Linux is the “Distribution” of the pre-installed Linux OS an important consideration?



  • Yes

  • No

6) If yes which is your preferred Distibution?



  • RedHat

  • SuSE

  • Caldera

  • Mandrake

  • Connectiva

  • Debian

  • Other, please specify:


Background information

Please answer the following questions and provide us with a valid email address to enter into a draw for a Toshiba Magnia SG20 server.

1) Who are you?


    1. I am a private user

    2. I am a SoHo User (1 to 10 employees)

    3. I work in a small business (10 to 99 employees)

    4. I work in a medium business (100 to 499 employees)

    5. I work in a large company (more than 500 employees)

    6. I am in education

    7. I am in government




  1. What type of user are you?

    1. I have very little knowledge of appliance servers

    2. I have average knowledge of appliance servers

    3. I have good working knowledge of appliance servers



    4. I know everything about appliance servers and work in an IT department

    5. I work in an IT department and am responsible for server purchasing decisions.




  1. Location

  • Please select county from drop down list.

Email Address

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Please note: Entry into the sweepstakes draw for a Toshiba Magnia SG20 is not open to Toshiba employees or their families. Multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. The winner will be notified by email within 2-4 weeks of the end of the survey/contest.

Thank you for your time and assistance! Rest assured that your input will be considered in our future products. Please be patient after you submit your survey as it will take 2-3 seconds for your responses to be collected. You then will be automatically redirected to our Online Technology Panel sign up. You may sign up or close your browser at that point.



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