Tracewell debuts military-grade converged infrastructure server
Tracewell Systems announced a converged infrastructure solution that provides modular storage, compute building blocks and unified system management capabilities in a single form factor. Built on the Dell PowerEdge FX converged architecture using standard component technology, the military-grade Tracewell T-FX2 can be deployed in harsh and space-constrained environments, such as in aircraft, on land-based vehicles or at sea.
The Tracewell T-FX2's short depth, higher operating temperatures and reduced power consumption are tailored for customers requiring virtualization, big data analytics, database systems or high-performance computing clusters in environments where typical data center solutions are not viable, the company said in its announcement.
Available as of June 1, the system combines the density and efficiencies of blades with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems, Tracewell said, and allows common management of up to 20 systems. Future expansion allows direct integration of full size, high power, PCIe cards.
The T-FX2 can also be easily updated to allow rapid integration of new servers and modules as they become commercially available.
Tracewell also said it selected Dell OEM Solutions as its partner because Dell's commitment to the federal market will help customers more rapidly integrate new servers and modules throughout the PowerEdge product lifecycle, said Matt Tracewell, VP of Tracewell Systems.
"By using the flexible PowerEdge FX architecture combined with the engineering support from Dell, Tracewell can meet its customers' needs for high-end computing solutions that can be deployed in increasingly harsh and space constrained environments," said Joyce Mullen, OEM Solutions, Dell.
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