Acer announces F2 generation of server products

By on May 17, 2012
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Server refresh supports latest Intel processors and better management tools.

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Acer announced today that it has refreshed its server products to support the latest Intel Xeon processors E5 family, as well as expanded its business portfolio and management tools to provide greater flexibility in modern datacenters.

The new product designs feature Intel’s latest line up of Intel Xeon processor E5 family of CPUs, which provide greater expandability and more robust specifications built into every platform. The F2 generation will improve on operating system support to include mainstream and open source platforms, and its management tools are enhanced to improve IT’s ease of use.

The server lineup will offer the same set of standard Acer management tools – Smart Setup, Smart Console, Smart Server Manager and Smart Integration Pack, and will introduce features such as remote BIOS/firmware updates and power monitoring. Acer has also integrated a power management tool kit as an add-on expansion for its own Smart Server Manager. This optional feature enables enterprise and datacenter customers to run power capping commands across Acer servers to ensure each machine is providing the most optimal power-performance needed for mission-critical applications.

Evis Lin, AVP of Enterprise Product Business Unit at Acer Inc., remarked “The new F2 line of server products represents our continuous strive to provide even more robust solutions for the modern business, enterprise and datacenter.” He continued “After revamping Acer’s server commercial-line of enterprise-class products in 2009, we learned a great deal more about datacenter demands. Today we are glad to tell our customers we hear you and we have answered.”

Speaking on behalf of Intel, Boyd Davis, Vice President in the Intel Architecture Group and General Manager of the Datacenter Infrastructure Group of Intel Corporation, also remarked “We have been collaborating with Acer for a number of years. With their new F2 line of server products, Acer is leveraging the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family’s leadership performance, energy efficiency, enhanced security features, and breakthrough I/O innovation to offer solutions that will appeal to a broad spectrum of customers, ranging from small-medium business to larger scale datacenter deployments.”


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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