Mar 18, 2004 - eRacks Offers a New Level of Server Customization

Press Release

  eRacks Offers a New Level of Server Customization.

March 18, 2004

Laguna Beach, CA -

eRacks Open Source Systems recently revealed a pioneering extension to its online computer system configurator. Customers are now able to select from a live list of software packages to be installed on their server at the time they place their order. eRacks offers a finely-tuned Zope web application server customized with selected Zope packages. These packages are chosen from an up-to-date set of components available on, the official website for the Zope community.

eRacks management has indicated that this new level of customization is the beginning of an exciting, new trend that enables customers to completely customize their hardware and software preferences. Joseph Wolff, founder of eRacks explains, "Our goal at eRacks is to return control of technology to the enterprise, freeing our customers from critical dependence on third-party software vendors, and lowering both their cost and risk. This is why we promote open source software and customize our servers to such a fine degree. We want to provide that head-start advantage to our customers."

In keeping with eRacks' philosophy, the eRacks/ZOPE application server is designed for high-performance and reliability. The server is customized to include any set of Zope packages, as well as other configurable components. The company's experience with Zope extends from its own web server to numerous enterprise-level implementations. Zope is a Python-based web application server. It features a transactional object database, stores both content and code, and enables fully dynamic web pages. Its tight security capabilities enable granular permission control as well as web-based authoring. Numerous Zope components vastly extend the basic set of site building tools. These include connectors to relational databases and other external data sources, issue tracking, and e-commerce among others.

The eRacks/ZOPE server is competitively priced and is available at To help clients establish new Zope-based applications, eRacks also offers professional consulting services. For detailed information, please visit the company website.

About eRacks Open Source Systems

eRacks Open Source Systems is a leading provider of open source solutions for the enterprise. The company offers rackmount computer servers, desktops, and laptops and provides a wide array of services including open source enterprise migration, security, and network architecture design. More information on eRacks' products and services can be found at

For more information contact:

Tarek H. Elabbadi
Director of Marketing & Sales
eRacks Open Source Systems
phone: +949 376 9220