Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces it will support Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Server 2012 on its server and storage platforms. The collaborative effort between the two companies addresses the growing demand for high-performance, cost effective public and private cloud computing solutions sought by enterprise IT, business and service providers.
Supermicro SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions offer high-density computing and cost effective, high capacity, high availability (HA) storage in a wide variety of modular, scalable form factors. These platforms reduce overall TCO with advanced power and cooling designs and deliver maximum performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors while maximizing efficiency and reliability.
With Windows Server 2012 software, Supermicro’s certified server and storage solutions offer a complete integrated suite of cloud enabling technologies including Windows Server Hyper-V for superior performance in terms of virtual machine (VM) scalability to management, security, networking and data protection services.
“The strategic relationship with Microsoft enhances Supermicro’s Server Building Block Solutions and provides our customers with new, robust platforms to architect scalable and easily managed cloud based solutions,” said Wally Liaw, Vice President of Sales, International, at Supermicro. “With Supermicro’s Windows 2012 certified servers and storage solutions, our customers can place priority on expanding their business and services with new application development and minimize the tasks of building and validating infrastructure.”
“Windows Server 2012 was built from the cloud up with extensive new security, reliability, scalability and manageability features,” said Ian Carlson, Director, Product Marketing, Windows Server, Microsoft. “Supermicro’s high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions give channel partners immediate access to a wide range of solutions optimized to take advantage of Windows Server 2012.”
With Supermicro SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms certified for Windows Server 2012, organizations can accelerate deployment of sophisticated solutions for cloud, infrastructure workload and business critical applications. These solutions improve resource utilization; optimize use of floor space and reduced overall power costs. A sample of certified systems includes:
SuperServers Optimized for Virtualization
- 2UTwin²/2UTwin (SYS-2027TR-H70RF+, SYS-2027TR-H71RF+, SYS-2027TR-D70RF+)
Great combination of density and performance with flexible CPU, Memory and HDD configurations. Up to 4x DP (dual-processor) nodes in 2U, 24x 2.5″ HDDs, 512GB with 16 DIMMs per node
- MicroCloud (SYS-5037MC-H8TRF)
Optimized for highest density hosting environments needing dedicated servers. 8x UP (uni-processor) nodes in 3U, Redundant Platinum-level power supplies.
- 2U DP SuperServer (SYS-6027R-3RF4+)
Combination of fast CPU (up to 130W) and large memory (up to 768GB in 24 DIMMs) to support highest density of VMs using Windows Server Hyper-V per host.
- 1U DP SuperServer (SYS-6017R-WRF, SYS-1027R-WRF)
Flexible platform for midsize businesses and enterprise environments to go with traditional SAN storage. Also optimized for massive virtualized, private cloud implementations. 4x 3.5″ or 8x 2.5″ HDDs, 512GB in 16 DIMMs, Platinum-level power supplies.
- 1U UP SuperServer (SYS-5017C-MTF, SYS-5017C-LF)
Entry level platform suitable for server farm environments requiring scalability and cost effectiveness.
- Tower/4U SuperWorkstation (SYS-7047GR-TRF)
Tower form factor for SMB implementation, server consolidation or personal supercomputing. 150W CPU support, 4x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, 512GB in 16 DIMMs, 8x hot-swap 3.5″ SAS/SATA HDDs, 5x GPU support
SuperStorage Featuring High Capacity and High Availability
- 2U SuperServer (SSG-2027R-E1R24L)
Features 24x 2.5″ bays for fast 15K SAS or SSD
- 2U SuperServer (SSG-6027R-E1R12L)
12x 3.5″ bays, perfect for resilient multi-node storage architectures
- 3U/4U SuperServer (SSG-6037R-E1R16L, SSG-6047R-E1R24L)
3.5″ storage servers offer “sweet spot” for price/performance in single node deployments
- 4U SuperServer (SSG-6047R-E1R36L)
High-density Double-Sided Storage® (24x front, 12x rear HDDs) provides the highest density 36x hot-swap 3.5″ SAS/SATA HDDs while maintaining easy access to the storage media
Supermicro Solutions featuring Windows Server 2012 Certification are published on Windows Server Catalog as they receive certification.