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company showcase SPONSORED STORIES FROM THE INDUSTRY Huawei Releases FusionServer V5, its Latest Generation Server Series Huawei has announced the global release of its latest generation FusionServer series the FusionServer V5. The new server, announced at Microsoft Inspire in Washington DC, is designed to power digital transformation in the enterprise. The FusionServer V5 series servers run on the Intel Xeon scalable processors.  In an era when hybrid IT deployment is common for data centres and clouds, new types of workloads continue to emerge from applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and graphics processing. General purpose or universal computing and heterogeneous computing are both common means of computation in such a context. The latest generation Huawei FusionServer series has been deeply optimised for new, as well as traditional workloads, with a full range of support for the Intel Xeon scalable processors. The latest generation FusionServer series also supports various hard drive configuration options, like all-NVMe SSD or mixed hard drive configurations. The servers have been enhanced in both storage density and performance, and support rich LAN on motherboard (LOM) network options to help simplify network deployment and management.  The servers can be combined with other Huawei solutions, such as hybrid cloud and edge computing, to achieve higher computing efficiency. Additionally, Huawei has enhanced the integration of its eSight Server management software, which brings new levels of convenience and efficiency with an automated, smart management system for devices. At Microsoft Inspire, Huawei also revealed more details for the Huawei Hybrid Cloud for the Microsoft Azure Stack built on Huawei V5 servers. Microsoft and Huawei plan to continue collaboration in the server space. For further information visit: www.huawei.com Rittal Drives Standardised ‘Open Rack’ technology Driven by the Microsoft subsidiary, LinkedIn, along with global vendors such as HPE and GE Digital, Rittal is now a member of the Open19 Foundation, launched in May 2017 with the aim of making data centres more cost effective, more efficient and more flexible. The concept of open source design is based on standardised architecture for computer and storage components within a standard 19-inch rack, in which the components from different manufacturers are compatible with each other. ‘Energy costs continue to rise, which means we need to explore all available avenues for greater efficiencies as a part of our commitment to support our customers. Joining the Open19 Foundation will enable us to help shape future, innovative rack design’, commented Jason Rylands, global director, data centre and open compute solutions at Rittal. Standardised design at lower cost One of Rittal’s first initiatives since joining Open19 has been designing the inexpensive and quickly applicable Open19 rack, based on the standard 19-inch rack. The company will also be supporting the Open19 ecosystem, including promoting innovations both for existing data centres and for changing customer requirements. ‘As a member of the Open19 Foundation, Rittal is now even better positioned to meet the needs of the data centre market. These incl ude the growing number of hyperscalers, colocation providers, as well as telecommunication convergence and edge computing,’ Jason added. Standardisation for a shorter time-to-market One benefit of the innovative Open19 architecture is the use of direct current to supply the servers. Electricity is distributed via a special cable harness connected to the power shelves, while the DC power supply ensures energy efficiency. The standardised, modular configuration cuts the time-to- market and its scalability enhances the flexibility in the data centre. For further information visit: www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com September 2017 | 53