Kontron announced the SYMKLOUD series of cloud platform solutions, designed to simplify how providers of network equipment and cloud services deploy Web-based, machine-to-machine (M2M), and mobile applications in cloud infrastructure.
"We thought it was time to bring a new idea into the cloud computing space," said Robert Courteau, Kontron general manager, Americas. "Among all the players selling public, private or hybrid hosted services, the requirements for cloud infrastructure are constantly changing. Between commodity and carrier grade servers, there is a new middle ground that cloud service providers covet but is not being addressed. We strongly believe Kontron SYMKLOUD is a major step in the right direction."
The SYMKLOUD series of cloud platforms integrates switching, load balancing and processing in a low-power and compact 2U, 21-inch deep design that supports five-nines High Availability.
It requires four to eight times fewer fiber and copper cables via its integrated switching infrastructure. Its extensive power management adapts power consumption to the actual workload, as the platform dynamically powers up or down processors independently for significant energy savings, the company says.
The first in the series is the SYMKLOUD MS2900. Only 2U in height and 21 in. (533.4mm) deep, it has integrated single or redundant L4 to L7 switching, up to two load balancer subsystems, and up to nine independent Intel Xeon E3-1265 Lv2 Quad-Core processors.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.