Supermicro, Intel Establish European Cloud Center of Excellence in The Netherlands

Supermicro in joined cooperation with Intel has established a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its European headquarters in The Netherlands. The CCoE houses several racks of “state-of-the-art” server and storage solutions combining Supermicro’s system architectures with Intel’s latest technologies.

The CCoE provides demonstrations, proof of concept testing and remote access capabilities aimed at cloud service providers as well as enterprise and data center cloud environments.

“This initiative, the Cloud Center of Excellence, is all about our customers,” said Perry Hayes, president of Supermicro BV. “It’s an opportunity to bring what Supermicro does best, which is industry-leading system technology, to customers in a way that allows them to try out their workloads on our equipment to accelerate their path to technology transition.”

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Offering the very latest in server and storage technology, the center includes Supermicro’s new highly-configurable 1U All-Flash Storage platform supporting half a petabyte of NVMe storage with the latest storage mediums such as Intel Ruler and EDSFF flash NVMe for storage density, Intel Optane DC SSDs and upcoming Intel Optane DC persistent memory for memory extension, as well as vROC.

“Supermicro has a broad portfolio of solutions based on Intel technologies, and has a history of bringing new products to market quickly to enable their customers to benefit from our latest innovations and performance enhancements,” said Jennifer Huffstetler, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Data Center Product Marketing Group. “This Cloud Center of Excellence is going to give Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) a means to more easily experience the benefits of the latest Supermicro products and Intel technologies.”

Select customers have been working with the Supermicro/Intel Cloud Center of Excellence since as early as August of this year, including Internet Service Provider (ISP) cdmon from Spain who successfully deployed an Ultra SuperServer system supporting the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane DC Solid State Drives (SSDs) all NVMe based into a “resource-saving” architecture for their cloud project.

To learn more about the CCoE and how to utilize it for proof of concept testing, etc., please visit the Supermicro website.