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Quanta, Microsoft announce private cloud solution

Staff writer, with CNA

Quanta Computer Inc (廣達), the world’s top contract notebook maker, yesterday launched an integrated rack solution for private cloud computing using Microsoft Corp’s latest server software.

The product, unveiled during a keynote address given by Microsoft at Computex Taipei, will include integrated server, storage and networking equipment, as well as Windows Server and System Center software.

Quanta said the solution accelerates the time-to-value of a business — the speed at which it can respond to requests from clients — while decreasing cost, complexity and risk.

“Quanta has built a reputation for design excellence focused on reducing the cost and complexity of cloud infrastructure deployment,” Quanta vice president Mike Yang (楊晴華) said in a statement.

Quanta’s relationship with Microsoft is the most recent example of how the company is using its integrated rack solution to give its data center customers flexible solutions that can be implemented faster than ever, Yang added.

Also at Computex yesterday, Quanta unveiled a high-density microserver powered by Intel Corp’s Xeon processor during an Intel keynote address.

The Stratos S910-X31B microserver, which will be available through US channel partners in the third quarter, is the first of several products in the microserver lineup branded by Quanta QCT, a Quanta unit delivering data center solutions.

The microserver architecture will provide advances in power efficiency and system cooling over conventional single node designs by sharing common components, such as fans and power supplies, the company said.

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