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From right to left: Acer's W.S. Mukund and S. Rajendran; Microsoft's Rishi Srivastava and Intel's Gopal Swaminathan at the Acer Server launch in Bangalore, July 30 ( INDIATECHONLINE photo)
 
 
Acer beefs up its server side; adds high density & performance options

17 new products for India market unveiled.

The world’s number one seller of Net-books – and the second biggest PC maker, has decided to plug that small gap in its computer line-up on the server side: Last week Acer unveiled its new line-up of rack, tower and blade servers – and a new range of Gemini servers to address the demand for high density-high performance machines.
The new portfolio would enable Acer to reach out beyond its traditional customers in government, banking, financial institutions and education, explained Acer India Managing Director W.S. Mukund.
Detailing some of the 17 new server solutions – almost all of them fuelled by Intel’s new Xeon 5600 series processors and the Windows 2008 server operating system -- Chief Marketing Officer S Rajendran, said Acer had decided world-wide to compete aggressively and provide server users a fourth brand to choose from .
Intel’s General Manager of OEM Business, Gopal Swaminathan, added that the new Xeon range provided a 60 percent improvement over the previous 5500 series and woulod enable customers to replace 15 single –core bases servers with one fuelled by the 5600 Xeon.
Microsoft India’s Group Director (OEM) Rishi Srivastava, reminded that 7 of 10 servers in India ran on a Windows flavour.
New Acer servers include the AT350 F1 dual socket rack mountable tower; the AT100 F1 for midzised companies and AT150 F1 geared for SMBs; the AW2000h, 2U rack; and the AW1000 for data centre applications.
Mr Mukund added  that Acer would also launch world wide a new version of its home server that was unveiled in June at Computex Taipei. This is tailored to the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standard for  home server-storage devices. 

Link to Acer India's server page: http://www.acer.co.in/acer/product.do?link=oln85e.redirect&changedAlts=&kcond48e.c2att101=-1&CRC=2759084358

Aug 1 2010