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  • AIC Announces New Hardware Bundle with SB122A-PH NVMe Servers and Netronome Agilio SmartNICs to Eliminate I/O Bottleneck for Networking Workloads


    AIC to create a bundled solution tightly coupling their SB122A-PH NVMe servers with Agilio SmartNICs from Netronome to boost the platform's networking, security, and I/O capabilities

    City of Industry, CA, March 29, 2017 – AIC announces the availability of its new hardware bundling solution which combines its SB122A-PH servers with Netronome Agilio CX SmartNICs and software. Any organization that needs to capture high-speed network traffic for analysis can benefit from the new hardware combination. The bundle is ideal for customers running a high number of applications hosted in virtual machines.

    "The joint AIC and Netronome product bundle is a great platform for data center environments, NFV applications and network security applications," said Kit Chui, VP of sales at AIC. "The AIC SB122A-PH supports all NVMe storage, eliminating I/O bottleneck when network traffic is being captured by the SB122A-PH's onboard 10Gb NIC and Netronome Agilio CX SmartNICs."

    Netronome Agilio CX 10GbE, 25GbE and 40GbE SmartNIC platforms fully and transparently offload virtual switch and router datapath processing for networking functions such as overlays, security, load balancing and telemetry, enabling compute servers used for server-based networking and cloud computing to save critical CPU cores for application processing while delivering significantly higher performance. Netronome Agilio CX platform features standard low-profile PCIe SmartNICs and software, designed for general-purpose x86 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rack servers, fitting needed operating system, power and form factor requirements.

    "As networking bandwidths explode, the need to deliver high-performance and efficient solutions across a wide range of VM and VNF workloads in cloud data centers is fracturing the networking infrastructure into silos and vendor locks, defeating the very purpose of NFV and SDN," said Sujal Das, chief marketing and strategy officer at Netronome. "Combining AIC's servers with the Agilio SmartNIC platform from Netronome enables a high-performance joint solution where workloads can offer the performance and scale to support next-generation network and application requirements."

    AIC offers a number of solutions for clients with more advanced requirements. To that end, users that need both performance and high-availability can opt for the HA202-PH, which supports 24 NVMe U.2 drives and dual nodes. These servers can also be made available with integrated Netronome SmartNICs for networking acceleration.

    Each company will have unique demands in terms of hardware configuration, estimated annual usage and customization requirements, so pricing is done on a case-by-case basis. Customers can obtain pricing specifics about the particular bundle configuration that best suits their organization's needs by contacting AIC.

    About AIC:

    AIC is a leading provider of server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design, manufacturing and validation capabilities, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and configurable to any form factor, standard or custom. AIC leads the industry with 20 years of experience in mechanical, electronic, system-level engineering as well as a dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Taiwan, AIC has offices and operations throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.