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Acer Reveals Powerful New F2 Generation Servers For Enterprise

Acer Reveals Powerful New F2 Generation Servers For Enterprise

Looking for some new enterprise gear to get those corporate juices flowing? Look no further. Acer has just introduced the new F2 generation servers, which take advantage of Intel's Xeon processor (E5) family. All told, these things are said to be capable of producing up to an 80% increase in performance over the prior generation. The Acer F2 server family includes three scalable rackmounts and three towers, with the full details posted below. As for pricing? $999 and up for the towers, and $1699 and up for the rackmounts.


Advanced Manageability Suite
The F2 generation 3 Series servers (AT350, AT310, AR380, AR360 and AR320) 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.

Acer AT310 Tower Servers
The Acer AT310 single-socket tower servers are designed for small and medium businesses. They feature a choice of top-of-the-line Intel® Xeon® E3 1200 V2 processors for handling workloads efficiently. In addition, six expansion slots, data storage of up to 8TB(4), and up to 32GB DDR3 memory fuels fast operation for excellent business performance. Two 400W 80 PLUS Gold power supplies save energy and costs.

These servers are packed with dependable hardware, including hot-pluggable HDDs and an on-board dual Gigabit Ethernet controller that supports iSCSI boot for seamless, speedy data transmission. Data security is provided via the server's built-in 6-channel SATA with software RAID 0,1,5 or 10. Energy Star-qualified, these servers save energy while maintaining full productivity. They also support Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, RHEL 5/6 and Novell® SLES 10/11 and come with a three-year standard limited warranty.(3) The AT310 tower servers have a starting list price of $999.

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.

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.

Acer AR320 Rackmount Servers
The AR320 F2 single-socket servers (1U) deliver great performance and enterprise-level scalability in a space-saving Energy Star-qualified design. Proactive management utilities effectively handle small and medium business to enterprise level operations.

Packed with a mighty Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 V2 processor featuring Intel® Turbo Boost and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, the AR320 rackmounts deliver optimized performance in multiple-threaded workloads. In addition, two 400W 80 PLUS® Gold power supplies save energy and up to 32GB DDR3 memory ensure fast, uninterrupted operation.

These servers are loaded with redundant fans, hot-pluggable HDDs and dual port Gigabit Ethernet controllers that support iSCSI Boot for seamless, speedy data transmission. The data is secured with a built-in 6-channel SATA with software RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10. They support Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, RHEL 5/6 and Novell® SLES 10/11. This series comes with three-year standard limited warranty.(3) The starting list price is $1,199.

Acer AT110 Tower Servers
The Acer AT110 servers deliver true server-class features and expandability along with best price-performance technology to assure the success of a small business. These single socket tower servers are Energy Star-qualified and feature a 450W 80 PLUS® Bronze fixed power supply that saves energy, while maintaining full productivity. Industry-leading Intel® Xeon® E3 1200 V2 processors handle large workloads efficiently.

Flexible expansion slots and up to 8TB(4) data storage satisfy the needs of a growing business. This model is packed with dependable server-class hardware, including a Gigabit Ethernet controller for speedy and safe data transmission and built-in 6-channel SATA with software RAID 0, 1, 5 (optional) or 1+0 to ensure data security. These servers support Windows Server 2012, come with a one-year standard warranty(3) and a starting list price of $699.

Warranty and Availability
The new Acer F2 generation rack and tower servers will be available through Acer's resellers in the U.S. 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.

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