Quanta QCT to Ship ‘S910-X31E’ High Density Microserver with Built-in Switch

Manufacturer Quanta QCT starts shipping the most recent addition to its STRATOS S910 microserver lineup, the STRATOS S910-X31E, designed for web hosting, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and cloud hosting providers.

The Quanta QCT S910-X31E is a high density unit designed to meet the needs of multitenant environments with diverse application portfolios among service providers in web app hosting, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and cloud computing.

“The S910-X31E microserver delivers more of what cloud and hosting service providers need,” said Mike Yang, general manager, Quanta QCT. “It gives them higher density, better energy efficiency, simplified maintenance, reliable and scalable performance and powerful TCO economics.”

Eliminating extra top-of-rack switch

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The STRATOS S910-X31E microserver is designed for web hosting, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and cloud hosting providers

The High Density Microserver comes with nine or 12 nodes in a 3U chassis. The 12-node configuration would have four times the computing density of three traditional one-socket 1U servers stacked together. The nine-node model supports an additional 10G SFP+ port or serial-attached SCSI HDD with an optional mezzanine.

The S910-X31E has an internal Ethernet switch to aggregate all server nodes into two 10GbE enhanced small form factor pluggable (SPF+) ports for uplink. The network design in the S910-X31E would reduce CAPEX by eliminating an extra top-of-rack switch and associated network cables. In addition, all nodes can be managed through one single management port on the chassis, making remote management easier for datacenters.

TCO savings

The new microserver of Quanta QCT is powered by the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family. It takes full advantage of Intel’s 22nm technology, delivering power, cooling and space efficiency, driving TCO savings with intelligent and dependable performance. Memory is configured as 4x DDR3 1333/1600 MHz DIMM slots, accommodating up to 32GB total. I/O includes USB 3.0 and 2.5”/3.5” SATAIII HDD support.

Power supplies and cooling modules are shared across all server nodes, boosting energy efficiency and reducing operation expenses. Serviceability is enhanced with cold aisle access to all nodes and power supplies. Additionally, power supplies and fans are hot pluggable.