Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK), a leading provider of server and storage products for large-scale data centers, has been awarded the 2007 “LinuxWorld.com Product Excellence Award” in the category of “Most Innovative Hardware Solution.” The award honors Rackable Systems’ modular data center product, Concentro, a self-contained, fully-portable data center featuring extreme server and storage density with highly efficient cooling and easy serviceability.
Concentro directly addresses the growing need for increased data center compute capacity while reducing up-front costs and operational expenses. Housed in a secure, nondescript, weather-tight 40’ x 8’ shipping container, Concentro can hold up to 1200U of servers or storage systems and features unprecedented compute density levels of up to 9600 cores and storage capacity of up to 3.5 petabytes, providing a fully customizable and robust solution for any growing business. Leveraging Rackable Systems’ proven experience in server, cabinet and power infrastructure, Concentro’s unique cooling and DC power technology dramatically reduce cooling costs by as much as 80 percent over traditional brick-and-mortar data centers.
Concentro's mobility provides tremendous flexibility for compute expansion to areas in which traditional data center facilities are cost prohibitive or not available, or to capitalize on alternative energy sources in remote locations. The ability to deploy a Concentro container rapidly and in any location can ensure redundancy and business continuity, allowing for easy hardware migration and an expedited disaster recovery process. This innovative approach to data center design also breaks down geographic barriers to expansion; units can be situated away from the home data center site and remotely managed at the server, rack and container level using Rackable Systems' Roamer™ remote management technology.
“We are honored to be acknowledged by the awards committee for our innovations,” stated Mark J. Barrenechea, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rackable Systems. “The recognition by the committee underscores Rackable Systems’ commitment to providing built-to-order, Eco-Logical™ and relevant solutions for the modern data center.”
About Rackable Systems, Inc.
Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK) is a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data center deployments. The company’s Eco-Logical™ products are designed to provide benefits in the areas of density, thermal efficiency, serviceability, power distribution and remote management. Founded in 1999 and based in Fremont, California, Rackable Systems is a founding member of The Green Grid and serves Internet, semiconductor design, enterprise software, federal government, entertainment, financial services, oil and gas exploration and biotechnology customers worldwide.
To learn more about Rackable Systems visit www.rackable.com.