New Supermicro Rack Scale Design Brings Open Management for On-Demand Cloud Scale Data Centers
#Supermicro RSD Empowers Data Center Operators with Agility, Maximum Utilization and Future-Proof Infrastructure SAN JOSE, Calif., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies including green computing, announces a new Rack Scale Design (RSD) solution that empowers cloud service providers, telecoms, and Fortune 500 companies to build their own agile, efficient, software-defined data centers. Supermicro RSD is a total solution comprised of Supermicro server/storage/networking hardware and an optimized rack level management software that represents a superset of the open source RSD software framework from Intel® and industry standard Redfish RESTful APIs developed by DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force). Supermicro RSD solves the hardware management and resource utilization challenges of data centers, large or small, often with tens of thousands of servers distributed in hundreds of racks using traditional 1-to-1 server management tool IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface). Designed with the whole rack as the new management unit in mind, Supermicro RSD leverages open Redfish APIs to support composable infrastructure and enable interoperability among potential RSD offerings from different vendors. With industry standard #Redfish APIs, #Supermicro RSD can be further integrated into data center automation software such as #Ansible, #Puppet or #privatecloud software such as #OpenStack or #VMware.