Back in September we blogged that our first-ever 1U rack server would shortly be arriving. We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for the product, which is our first-ever in a brand new server product line.
When we set about creating the server line-up we had two objectives. Firstly, to create great value, functionally rich appliances and secondly to build products which offered some acoustic advantages over the competition. The server line-up will come in three variants – Workstation, Server and High Performance. With Workstation available first, here’s a closer look at what’s included.
The Workstation server was developed with media serving in mind. Available in i5, i7 and Xeon variants, the big differentiator is the 2 x PCI-express 16 slots which offer the capability to fit two PCIe x16 cards or a dual width graphics card. Unlike other 1U servers which offer something similar, few have the capacity to take full-length cards in this way. We hope this will pique the interest of professional AV and digital media users and those involved in 3D graphics. This is one of several expansion options thanks to the Micro-ATX motherboard at the heart of the machine. 8 x hotswappable SSD/HDDs and M.2 also offer huge scope for on-board storage. Thankfully all of this is packed into a very small user-friendly unit.
The appliance also has the option for a rack-rail kit which helps with access to the unit and assists when maintenance is required.
The Server and High Performance ranges are to still to come, both of which will be built using a sophisticated new fan controller we are currently developing for ultra-quiet operation. The Performance range will also use a LGA2011-3 CPU socket rather than LGA1150 to support the latest 6 and 8 core Intel CPU enhancements to performance. Both will arrive shortly.
If you’d like to know more about our server options or would like to discuss your requirements please get in touch.