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SAN JOSE, CA – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, is driving the server and storage industry’s rapid transition to 25G Ethernet Networking technology with a robust selection of network interface card (NIC) and top-of-rack (ToR) switch solutions.

As memory, processor and storage performance increase, the demand for expanded network capacity follows naturally. When combined with increased system performance, 25G Ethernet helps enterprises deliver new products and services to market faster. These innovations support smarter machines and bigger data with 2.5 times faster single lane network performance than 10G – all at about the same cost. According to industry analysts, 25G will triple in volume over the next year or two.


“The time for transitioning from 10G to 25G networking is now, and the transition is happening very quickly!” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Self-driving cars, AI, machine learning, big data and NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) are all pushing system performance to the limits and driving the demand for more network bandwidth. With higher performance, better scalability, as well as an easy and clear upgrade path to 100 Gigabit Ethernet networks, customers are upgrading their networks to 25G to increase network throughput – meeting the needs of those applications that are now hungry for even more bandwidth.”

Supermicro offers a wide range of 25G NIC solutions that empower customers to future-proof nearly any Supermicro system by equipping it with 25G Ethernet Networking technology. All of Supermicro’s 25G products are dual-speed, so they can operate at either 10G or 25G. This offers superior investment protection for companies only beginning to evolve from a 10G to a 25G network infrastructure. Customers can install these systems today and interconnect with their existing infrastructure; when the time to upgrade to 25G comes, it is merely a configuration update – no need for a disruptive and costly hardware change.

For those ready to upgrade their ToR switches to 25G, Supermicro offers both its flagship 100G switch and its new standalone 25G switch. The SSE-C3632S is a 100G switch that can be configured with each of its 32 ports split by four to support up to 128 connections at 25G. Alternatively, the new SSE-F3548S offers an extremely cost competitive option with 48 ports of 25G and six uplinks of 100G, and the uplinks can be split by four to support as many as 72 connections at 25G.

Supermicro also offers a 25G switch (SBM-25G-100) with the X11 SuperBlade®. This switch can be used with either the 8U SuperBlade enclosure (SBE-820J) or the 6U SuperBlade enclosure (SBE-610J) and features twenty 25G downlink connections, four QSFP28 ports where each port can be configured as 40G or 100G uplink connections. Using splitter cables, individual 40G ports can be split into four 10G ports or the 100G port can be split into four 25G ports. Like the standard 25G ToR switch, the blade switch auto-negotiates and is compatible with 10G networking, providing customers a clear path to future 25G upgrades to their existing datacenter infrastructure. Customers who are familiar with the Blade networking management interface of MBM-GEM-004 will benefit from using a similar GUI/CLI interface with the new 25G switch. Additionally, it supports the latest networking protocols required for today’s datacenter and cloud infrastructure environments. The 25G mezzanine card that interfaces with the blade server supports RDMA/RoCE, DPDK, packet pacing, flow steering and Ethernet offloads.

25G Ethernet improves productivity in many diverse applications. For example, Web centric or e-commerce business models always drive demand for more network bandwidth. Similarly, high-performance computing (HPC), distributed applications and clustered databases need fast networks as well. And NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) absolutely drives up the requirement for higher NIC and backbone network speed. Supermicro’s many 25G solutions can support these applications effectively.

For more information on Supermicro’s 25G NIC and switch product offerings, please visit https://www.supermicro.com/networking.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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SUNNYVALE, CA – Datrium, the leading provider of Open Converged Infrastructure for hybrid clouds, today announced Datrium Cloud DVX, a cloud-native instance of Datrium DVX that offers recovery services for VMs running in DVX on-premises. Cloud DVX includes global cloud deduplication and provides the simplest and most efficient approach to VM and vDisk level backup and recovery available within a converged or hyperconverged infrastructure system offering.

Adoption of the public cloud for offsite backup and recovery has been a challenge because the size of backup data, the need for regular full backups, and the lack of adequate data reduction limits the economic and practical viability of doing so. According to Gartner1, “Deduplication is the key to reducing cloud storage costs, but most backup software’s cloud connectors do not support deduplication, and other choices are limited to a few cloud gateways and emerging integrated backup appliances with native cloud gateway function.” The report goes on to state, “Deduplication backup target appliances don’t support cloud storage as another tier without running a virtual edition in the cloud, which would incur additional cloud compute costs and more-expensive associated storage.”


Cloud DVX is a port of the DVX software to Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is a natural architectural fit. The first service available on Cloud DVX is a SaaS-based utility that runs on AWS, providing VM and vDisk backup and recovery for on-premise Datrium DVX systems. Beyond as-a-service simplicity, the new service offering delivers breakthrough global cloud deduplication and forever incremental backups to minimize the cost of capacity and network bandwidth. Granular, dedupe-aware recovery also provides accelerated Recovery-Time-Objectives (RTO) versus other AWS S3-based offerings.

Simple Service Sidesteps AWS Learning Curve
Datrium Cloud DVX eliminates the need to learn and setup AWS, deal with EC2 service outages, and manually handle software upgrades. The recovery service provides a simple one-click setup with AWS, then provides backup instance storage and recovery as a SaaS-based offering. As a part of the service, Datrium manages service availability. The service also includes automated software upgrades as well as proactive support related to AWS resources.

Because Datrium Cloud DVX provides direct-to-host restore, the management (and cost) of an additional on-premises backup or cloud gateway device is eliminated, further simplifying public cloud backup and recovery.

Cloud Economics Depend on Global Cloud Deduplication and Forever-Incrementals
Cloud DVX provides global cloud deduplication for AWS S3 across multiple protection groups, multiple on-premises DVX systems, and even across multiple sites. In addition, because Cloud DVX supports forever-incremental backups, no additional full backups are required after initial seeding. The differential, dedupe-aware snapshot backup service means that customers maintain full data efficiency both on-the-wire and at-rest. In addition, because this service supports end-to-end encryption, there is no need to add a separate VPN and related AWS charges.

This massive focus on data and network efficiency means that AWS resources are 65% lower2 and 91% lower versus the S3-based products from hyperconverged and hyperconverged backup vendors, respectively.

“As a financial services company, we need to retain data for up to 25-30 years for parts of our business and have been reliant upon tape to do so,” said Daryl Dressler, Infrastructure Engineer for Intuition LLC. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we needed to recover from tape held at Iron Mountain. However tape deliveries are best effort and with all the flooding that had occurred, the delivery trucks were unable to reach our data center for days. With the dedupe-aware efficiency of Datrium Cloud Backup for AWS, we can cost-effectively deploy it as a tape replacement and significantly reduce recovery time in these situations.”

Fast RTO Depends on Dedupe-Aware Data Retrieval and Direct-to-Host Restore
The combination of dedupe on-the-wire with granular recovery of an individual vDisk, significantly improves recovery time. As an example, recovering a 100GB vDisk in the cloud may require retrieval of just a few gigabytes of data and just seconds, thanks to duplicate data in the local DVX.

Because of the global on-premises and cloud deduplication capabilities of DVX, Cloud DVX provides an RTO more than 2X faster than Nutanix Cloud Connect. In addition, RTO benefits from direct-to-host restore. With independent backup products, data must first be restored to the backup system, fully rehydrated, and incremental backups replayed, before it is copied to the primary system. Because DVX combines Tier 1 application consolidation with built-in data protection offering direct-to-host restore, Cloud DVX delivers 2X faster RTO compared to HCI Backup vendors.

“I was looking for a cost-effective approach to offsite data protection for our research data,” said Jeff Cunningham, Director of Information Systems at the Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) department at the University of Maryland. “Datrium Cloud Backup was so simple to use, but I was interested in profiling the restore speed over our network. When I performed recovery testing, I was blown away – it was virtually instantaneous because Datrium took advantage of the fact that most of the VM data being recovered was already on my local system.”

“Cloud should be the new Iron Mountain, but it’s not. Most cloud backup approaches are still complex, expensive and slow,” said Brian Biles, CEO and Founder of Datrium. “Datrium’s Cloud DVX recovery service is the first approach that really addresses these issues..”

1 Gartner: Is Cloud Storage the New Tape? Pushan Rinnen, Refreshed: 6 January 2017 | Published: 21 March 2016
2 Based on daily snapshots of 40 terabytes of data with a 2% per day change rate over a 1 year period. AWS resources for Datrium were calculated to be $15.5K versus $44.5K and $179K for S3-based HCI and HCI Backup, respectively.

About Datrium
Datrium is the leader in Open Converged Infrastructure for hybrid clouds, a new breed of converged infrastructure that goes beyond hyperconvergence. Datrium converges compute, primary storage and cloud backup for vastly simpler administration, performance and protection of hybrid cloud infrastructure. The company is led by the founders and CTOs from Data Domain and early principal engineers from VMware. For more information, visit www.datrium.com.

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NEW YORK, NY – Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces plans to create new jobs and invest $20 million in cloud and critical infrastructure upgrades at its NY1 data center on Long Island over the next four years. The investments are driven by the Company’s recent acceptance into the New York Empire State Development (ESD) program and an allocation of 1 MW of low-cost hydropower from New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) ReCharge NY program, as well growing customer demand for low latency compliance cloud and managed hybrid infrastructure.

“As an owner-operated New York-based company, Webair has made considerable investments in personnel and infrastructure at our NY1 facility to continue supporting our customers for the next 20 years and beyond,” says Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair. “Our services are relied upon by many New York State-owned organizations. As a result, the State has provided Webair with tax rebates and other incentives to ensure low energy costs and the additional resources we need to grow our ecosystem of private, air-gapped Cloud services and address mounting customer demand for managed infrastructure.”


Leveraging job creation and investment incentives provided by ReCharge New York and the Empire State Development Program, Webair is making substantial Cloud, Disaster Recovery, and data center upgrades at its NY1 facility, spurring demand for additional high-caliber staff. These include recently completed and in-progress upgrades, such as the:

installation of a third generator, additional UPS and HVAC capacity to support an additional 1 MW of critical IT load;
installation of an additional 200 high-density cabinets and corresponding containment and DCIM systems;
expansion of Webair’s carrier-neutral Meet-Me Room, including the physical presence of next-generation interconnection fabrics such as PacketFabric and MegaPort, as well as additional Tier 1 networks; and
availability of its Disaster and Ransomware Recovery, as well as Off-site Backup platform delivered privately within the facility, securely replicating customer data to Webair’s global facilities or hyperscale clouds in real time.

Built to Tier III standards and meeting the most stringent compliance requirements, Webair’s NY1 is the most redundant data center east of Manhattan. The facility houses an ecosystem of managed infrastructure, including Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Storage, Colocation, and more.

For more information about Webair’s NY1 facility, visit www.webair.com.

About Webair
Headquartered in New York for over 20 years, Webair delivers agile and reliable Cloud and Managed Infrastructure solutions leveraging its highly secure and enterprise-grade network of data centers in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Asia-Pacific. Webair’s key services include fully managed Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud; Customized Networking; Disaster Recovery-as- a-Service; Ransomware-as-a-Service; Off-Site Backups; DDoS Mitigation; Web and application stacks; and Colocation. Webair services can be delivered securely via direct network tie-ins to customers’ existing infrastructure, enabling them to consume SLA-backed solutions with ease, efficiency and agility — as if they were on-premise. With an emphasis on reliability and high-touch customer service, Webair is a true technology partner to enterprises and SMBs including healthcare, IT, eCommerce, SaaS and VoIP providers. Because Webair focuses on its core value of owning managed infrastructure within its own facilities, it is also an ideal cloud solution provider and business partner for VARs, MSPs, and IT consultants.

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TEMPE, AZ – Leading Web hosting provider Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, has introduced a new user experience that greatly simplifies the process of publishing a WordPress-powered website. Designed for novice WordPress users, with all the features an expert needs, the new Bluehost platform provides intuitive steps that help small businesses get online fast.

“WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform but it can be a complex software for time-starved small business owners and entrepreneurs to master,” said Suhaib Zaheer, senior vice president and general manager, hosting brands at Endurance International Group. “Our customers and the WordPress community have asked for a solution that enables them to quickly and easily build and manage a WordPress site so they can spend more time doing what they do best: running their business. Our new technology does just that.”


The new interface guides customers through the entire journey of managing a website, including the initial registration process, building and publishing their site, and ongoing website management. All aspects of their Bluehost account, including websites, domains, and email, can be easily managed via a redesigned, easy-to-navigate control panel. As business grows and website needs evolve, advanced tools are available to amplify their web presence. For example, the new Bluehost platform boasts an integrated Marketplace, a one-stop shop to select WordPress themes, plugins, add-ons and services and support, so customers can continuously build, brand, and expand their online properties.

In addition, to ensure that customers are able to successfully implement these features and easily manage their websites, Bluehost offers access to a dedicated team of WordPress experts 24/7, as well as WP Live, a concierge-style support service package.

“We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about these upgrades and are already seeing our customers publish more content using the new platform,” added Zaheer. “This reinforces our belief that the new Bluehost experience provides a fast and easy solution to building a WordPress site, enabling our customers to grow their digital presence and share their ideas with the world.”

For more information on the new Bluehost experience or to create a WordPress site please visit www.bluehost.com/blog/news.

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, BigRock, SiteBuilder and SinglePlatform, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs approximately 4,000 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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SAN JOSE, CA – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, and networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced the availability of its new 6U SuperBlade® solutions designed to support the latest generation processors as well as future generation processors.

The new SuperBlade® system combines compute, networking, and storage into a 6U enclosure with either 10 or 14 blade servers, up to 28 U.2 NVMe or 42 SAS SSDs, and up to four 25G/10G Ethernet switches with support for 50G and 100G networking solutions coming. The blade servers support Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (up to 205 watts) with 24 DIMM slots (2-socket blade) and 12 DIMM slots (1-socket blade), maximizing performance and efficiency. In addition, the servers support M.2 NVMe, Intel Optane™ and Apache Pass. The enclosures use the same Ethernet switches, chassis management modules, and software as 8U/4U SuperBlade and 6U/3U MicroBlade systems for improved reliability, serviceability, and affordability.


“Our new 6U SuperBlade design builds upon the success of our 8U/4U SuperBlade®, which was launched earlier this year,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With up to 14 Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor-based blade servers with maximum memory, NVMe, BBP, and 25G Ethernet switch support, our enterprise, cloud and data center customers can benefit from this high-performance and high-density solution. The disaggregated architecture unlocks the interdependence between the major server subsystems enabling the independent upgrade of the CPU and Memory, I/O, Storage as well as Power and Cooling. Now each component can be refreshed on-time to maximize Moore’s Law improvements in performance and efficiency instead of waiting for a single monolithic server refresh cycle.”

“A disaggregated server architecture enables the independent upgrades of the compute modules without replacing the rest of the enclosure including networking, storage, fans and power supplies, which refresh at a slower rate,” said Shesha Krishnapura, Intel Fellow and Intel IT CTO. “By disaggregating CPU and memory, each resource can be refreshed independently allowing data centers to reduce refresh cycle costs. When viewed over a three to five year refresh cycle, a SuperBlade® with Intel’s Rack Scale Design disaggregated server architecture will deliver, on-average, higher-performing and more-efficient servers at lower costs than traditional rip-and-replace models by allowing data centers to independently optimize adoption of new and improved technologies.”

Supermicro SuperBlade systems provide the perfect building blocks for a Rack Scale Design (RSD) data center solution. With up to 90% cabling reduction compared to 1U server solutions, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lowered and airflow is significantly improved, which in turn reduces the load on the cooling fans, resulting in even lower OPEX. Up to 54% percent cooling fan power efficiency improvement is achieved by sharing eight cooling fans and integrated power modules across all 14 SuperBlade servers. Free from vendor lock-in, these solutions ship with open industry standard IPMI 2.0 and Redfish APIs designed to lower management overhead in large scale data centers. With up to 98 dual or single-socket blade servers with 25G or 10G Ethernet switches per 42U rack, the new 6U SuperBlade systems are perfect for wide range of enterprise, cloud, and data center applications including:

  • Virtualization
  • Simulation, CAE, EDA
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data / Business Intelligence
  • ERP / CRM
  • HPC

A unique optional Battery Backup Power (BBP) Module provides adequate power to the enclosure in case of power trip or failure. This adds to the reliability of the system as it prevents data corruption or loss during transit due to power failure. The use of an expensive UPS solution also becomes optional with the available BBP Module.

For comprehensive information on Supermicro SuperBlade product lines, please go to https://www.supermicro.com/products/SuperBlade/.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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SAN JOSE, CA — Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global data center solution provider, unveiled a new lineup of server products incorporating the Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors in mid-July. Now the company has started to deliver the new servers to Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to power its customer’s new computing frontiers for future growth. “Since QCT’s inception, our goal has been to help cloud service providers of every size to embrace data center transformation. QCT’s next-generation server platforms are a new milestone on our path to that goal,”said Mike Yang, President of QCT.

On July 11th, QCT launched their next generation of server products based on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor, which, with its significant leaps in I/O, memory, storage and network technologies, enables QCT to make considerable upgrades to its existing portfolio. In addition to leveraging these upgrades, the QCT next-generation platforms underwent breakthrough redesigns, enhancements and innovations to form a new foundation for secure, agile solutions for CSPs.


Enhanced Performance

  • Improved Computing Performance — up to 21 percent boost in transmission efficiency.
  • Doubled Memory Capacity — support for up to 128GB per DIMMs. 1.5 times broader memory bandwidth, increasing to 6-channels per CPU.
  • Improved I/O Capacity — more PCIe lanes to support U.2 SSD and networking adapters, ensuring no scaling bottlenecks.

Reduced TCO

  • Extremely low system idle power.
  • Optional 80 Plus Titanium PSU for reducing data center power consumption.
  • Flexible I/O options, including a variety of SAS mezzanine and OCP NIC/ PHY mezzanine options, so users avoid the extra expense of unnecessary LOM or RAID controllers.
  • Advanced thermal cooling to increase the efficiency and stability of cooling subsystems.

Quick Deployment and Maintenance

  • Tool-less designs – including screwless drive trays and PCIe slot designs – greatly reduce operational cost and time.
  • Intuitive data center management with QCT System Manager (QSM) via integration with industry standard RESTful API and Rack Scale Design (RSD).
  • Ready-to-ship with whole rack, pre-stacked and pre-cabled.
  • Out-of-box configuration tailored to support hyper-converged and software-defined solutions.

This next-generation platform, based on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, is the latest in a long technology partnership between QCT and Intel. QCT has been working with Intel not only on the hardware platform side, but also on the solution side to ensure its software-defined data center offerings meet the strict Intel Select Solution criteria. “We’ve been very fortunate at Intel to collaborate with QCT over about the last decade, to bring about innovations to market very quickly. One of the latest successes has been the partnership from early design through early ship on the Intel Xeon Scalable platform [as part of the] Intel Select Solutions brand,” said Jason Waxman, Corporate Vice President General Manager, Data Center Solutions, Intel. “Together, Intel and QCT are able to deliver the performance efficiency and the agile and secure infrastructure that are allowing cloud service providers to meet their end user needs across a wide variety of cloud workloads and provide for new and differentiated services,” said Jeff Wittich, Director of CSP Business Acceleration, Intel.

As the new platforms combine Intel’s most advanced CPU features and QCT’s long-term expertise serving CSP customers, many early adopters have already tested the servers and expressed positive feedback.

“We’ve worked very closely with their teams to build customized storage solutions for our internal storage infrastructure called Magic Pocket. We are constantly amazed by how much innovation they’re building into their solutions that they provide to us, as well as the flexibility and willingness to understand our requirements and the needs and workloads our users have, and then customizing those solutions to meet those needs,” said Akhil Gupta, VP of Engineering at Dropbox.
“We’re moving towards convergent systems, to reduce the total cost of ownership not only in terms of power consumption, but to optimize the existing infrastructure we have on the data center level. That is why we are committed to strong partnerships: Intel delivers the underlying technology, and QCT puts it together in a way that is usable for us at 1&1”, said Robert Hoffmann, CEO, 1&1 Internet SE.

About Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT)
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global data center solution provider. We combine the efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation data center design and operation challenges. QCT serves cloud service providers, telecoms and enterprises running public, hybrid and private clouds.

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