FlexIT R Series Server Delivers Modular Compute and Storage Architecture with multi-generational Intel architecture.
Fremont, Calif. — July 11, 2016 — Rahi Systems has introduced the FlexIT R Series Server, a modular hyper-converged server with high density compute and storage in a 1 U form factor.
The FlexIT R Series Server includes separate compute, storage, and power blocks providing the ability to change the blocks without affecting the rest of the system.
This allows for the system to transcend multiple generations of Intel architectures by easily swapping the system board versus requiring an entire infrastructure change.
“With the FlexIT R Series Server, system board replacement becomes a tool-less operation,” said Paul Weber, Vice President of Engineering, Rahi Systems. “If anything on the system tray fails, the operator simply slides it out, then slides in a new one. The server is back up and running in minutes. In addition, we have developed interchangeable system boards that are designed for forward compatibility, making the FlexIT R Series Server a truly future-proof solution that can evolve with changing needs.”
The FlexIT R Series Server packs web-scale functionality in a slim, 1U form factor. The solution features a 16-gigbit channel bus, one of the fastest buses on the market, as well as built-in 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, a 1 Gigabit dedicated management port, SAS expansion ports, two full height PCIe expansion slots, OCP mezzanine slot, multiple USB ports and an optional second power supply. It can accommodate eight full-sized hot-swappable disk drives, and includes dual external SAS ports for use with an attached storage appliance.
“From a networking perspective, the FlexIT R Series Server is highly flexible. It includes dual 10Gbps SFP modules and a mezzanine card capable of 40Gbps or 100Gbps,” Paul said. “Customers can easily move from current 1Gbps and 10Gbps network infrastructure to multiple 10Gbps or 40Gbps.”
The FlexIT R Series Server is the latest addition to Rahi’s FlexIT product line, featuring pre-engineered, integrated infrastructure solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily at any site. FlexIT solutions include individual rack enclosures, Mini Data Centers and Modular Data Centers that reduce costs, increase agility and accelerate time-to-market.
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Rahi Systems delivers a suite of solutions and services that optimize the cost, performance, scalability, manageability and efficiency of today’s data center. Founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs with deep understanding of the needs and challenges of service providers, government agencies and enterprises, the company has grown through a solutions-oriented approach, outstanding support and a culture of customer success. Rahi has its corporate headquarters in Fremont, Calif., with offices in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia.
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