Open-hardware solutions provide freedom of choice
Equus Compute Solutions announced the release of its WHITEBOX OPEN™ R1560 servers, part of the Equus portfolio of custom, cost-optimized open-hardware server and storage platforms. Incorporating dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPUs and new open-hardware features, the R1560 servers are a compact high-performance compute solution for demanding applications such as content delivery, cloud services, business applications, and virtualization. The R1560 servers are ideal for content delivery network providers (CDNs), cloud services providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and enterprise IT.
The 1U 4 Bay R1560 server features four 3.5”/2.5” hot-swap HDD bays and 16 DIMMs for up to 2TB of memory. The R1560 also features OCP slots that accommodate multi-vendor cards including 1, 10, 40, 50, 100 Gbps Ethernet NICs, and NVMe/SSD storage modules. The R1560, like all of the WBO server platforms, can be customized to exact end-user specifications.
The R1560 NVMe version of this server supports two 3.5”/2.5” hot-swap HDD bays and two NVMe bays for customer applications that demand higher storage performance.
The R1560 servers support all the WHITEBOX OPEN features, including OpenBMC system management, which is the open-source implementation of the Baseboard Management Controller firmware stack that works across heterogeneous systems and can free companies from proprietary system management vendor lock-in. The R1560s also support LinuxBoot to customize the server BIOS for flexibility, improve security, and create a lightning-fast boot experience. The server’s OCP networking enables it to utilize NC-SI (network controller sideband interface) in-band network management communication, removing the need for a separate 1GbE management port and the associated dedicated network that in turn generates cost savings, frees rack space, and reduces cabling complexity.
The R1560 and R1560 NVMe servers are shipping now. Technical details on all the WHITEBOX OPEN servers are available here: https://www.equuscs.com/servers/whitebox-open/.