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New Acer F2 Generation Servers Are High on Expansion, Low on Power Consumption; Now Shipping to Customers in Canada

Companies mentioned in this article: Acer America

MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 --


Editor's Summary:

  • Leveraging the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family, select F2 generation servers can offer a performance boost of up to 80 percent over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.(1)
  • Industry standard designs are interoperable with various hardware and software platforms.
  • High expandability extends system life and lowers total cost of ownership.
  • Final assembly provided in North America for the most efficient turnaround and delivery.(2)
  • Superior technical service provided via North American call centres.
  • Advanced manageability suite automates installation and enables remote control and central monitoring of up to 250 servers with alert-based notification.

Acer America today announced the availability of its new F2 generation rack and tower servers for SMB and enterprise customers in Canada. The new Acer F2 server family includes two scalable space-saving rackmounts and a powerful tower server featuring superb performance, high availability and expansion.

Tool-less chassis make component access quick and easy, reducing maintenance and service costs. Outfitted with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5 or Intel® Xeon® E3 processor families, the new servers are powerful. Acer's F2 generation server models leveraging Intel® Xeon® E5 processors can offer a performance boost of up to 80 percent over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.(1)

Acer's servers are based on open, non-proprietary standards facilitating interoperability and data exchange among different products and services. 80 PLUS® Bronze, Gold and Platinum-level power supplies provide more than 80 percent energy efficiency at 20-, 50- and 100-percent rated loads. Up to three-year standard warranties, extended warranties and services are available.(3)

"Our latest server line provides IT managers with all the server essentials plus excellent system management tools and first-rate technical service provided by our North American call centres," said Michael O'Beirne, Acer senior director, commercial product marketing. "We offer a wide array of easily upgradeable, highly available and energy-efficient configurations, which provide organizations a solid return on their investment."

Advanced Manageability Suite
The Acer servers come with a complete manageability suite including:

  • Acer Smart Set-Up for automating server installation.
  • Acer Smart Console to allow side band and out of band remote control of the server.
  • Acer Smart Server Manager for central monitoring of up to 250 servers with alert-based notification of error conditions and an option to integrate with Microsoft Systems Center.
  • An optional add-on feature enables data center customers to run power capping commands across Acer servers via a uniform interface to ensure each machine is providing the most optimal power-performance needed for mission critical applications.

Acer AT350 Tower Servers
The Acer AT350 dual-socket tower servers (4U) deliver exceptional performance, high availability, expansion and flexibility. Featuring two 920W 80 PLUS® Platinum power supplies, these servers are an eco-conscious and cost-effective solution for medium-sized enterprise customers.

They offer up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 Series processors and up to 384GB 1600MHz DDR3 ECC memory for high-speed, memory-intensive and multi-threaded operations. In addition, 1+1 redundant platinum-level power supplies and redundant, hot swappable system fans maintain system availability.

Up to 16 hot-swappable enterprise-class SAS/SATA or SSD HDDs, six PCIe 3.0 expansion slots and up to 24 DIMM slots with support for registered or unbuffered ECC memory give businesses the power to customize and expand as needed. Optional TPM v1.2-compliant data protection is complemented by a built-in 8-channel SAS/SATA HDD with software RAID 0, 1 or 10 for additional security. In addition, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology protects against software-based attacks. These servers support Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10/11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6, VMware ESXi™ 5.0 and Citrix Xen Server 6. They also come with a three-year standard limited warranty.(3) The Acer AT350 tower server's starting list price is $1,699 CAD.

Acer AR380 Rackmount Servers
The AR380 F2 dual-socket rackmount servers (2U) pack up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 Series processors with Intel® Quick Path Interconnect along with 384GB maximum DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory for dynamic scalability in high-speed, memory intensive operations. In addition, up to two 920W 80 PLUS® hot-swappable redundant power supplies and redundant system fans provide uninterrupted operation.

Up to 16x2.5 hot-swappable enterprise-class SAS/SATA or SSD HDDs for 16TB(4) storage capacity, six PCIe 3.0 expansion slots and up to 24 DIMM slots allow scale-up business flexibility. A built-in-8-channel SAS/SATA storage controller with software RAID 0, 1, or 10 ensures data protection while Intel® Trusted Execution Technology protects IT infrastructure against software-based attacks. These servers support Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10/11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6, VMware ESXi™ 5.0 and Citrix Xen Server 6. They come with a three-year standard limited warranty.(3) The starting list price is $1,799 CAD.

Acer AR360 Rackmount Servers
Acer's AR360 dual-socket rackmount servers (1U) feature two powerful Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors with Intel® Turbo Boost and Intel® Hyper Threading Technology and up to 384GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC for breezing through multiple-threaded workloads. Up to two 700W 80 PLUS® Gold redundant power supplies, redundant fans, integrated RAID, and mirrored DDR3 memory ensure greater uptime and seamless operation.

Up to eight 2.5-inch hot-pluggable enterprise-class SAS/SATA or SSD HDDs, two PCI Express 3.0 slots and up to 24 DIMM slots offer flexible scalability. These servers also house a built-in 8-channel SAS host controller with software RAID 0, 1 or 10 to ensure data protection. They support Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10/11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6, VMware ESXi™ 5.0 and Citrix Xen Server 6. This series also comes with a three-year standard limited warranty.(3) The starting list price is $1,799 CAD.

Availability and Warranty
The new Acer F2 generation rack and tower servers will be available in Canada this month. The servers come with a one-year or three-year warranty(3) depending on the model and customers can also choose from extended warranties and services.

Acer is the No. 1 vendor in Canada for notebooks, netbooks, desktops and LCDs(5) and the country's No. 2 overall PC provider.(6) More information about Acer and its products in Canada can be found at www.acer.ca.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally (Gartner data 2011). The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.

Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain.

Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information is at www.acer-group.com.

© 2012 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.

1) Source: Intel 2012
2) Components such as CPU, memory and hard disk drives are assembled with imported base units (chassis, motherboard and power supply) to customer's requirements and quality standards. Rigorous testing is conducted prior to shipping.
3) Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
4) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes
5) Source: Gartner data FY 2011
6) Source: Gartner, Q2 2012

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