SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces it will support Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Server 2012 on its server and storage platforms. The collaborative effort between the two companies addresses the growing demand for high-performance, cost effective public and private cloud computing solutions sought by enterprise IT, business and service providers. Supermicro SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions offer high-density computing and cost effective, high capacity, high availability (HA) storage in a wide variety of modular, scalable form factors. These platforms reduce overall TCO with advanced power and cooling designs and deliver maximum performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors while maximizing efficiency and reliability. With Windows Server 2012 software, Supermicro's certified server and storage solutions offer a complete integrated suite of cloud enabling technologies including Windows Server Hyper-V for superior performance in terms of virtual machine (VM) scalability to management, security, networking and data protection services.
"The strategic relationship with Microsoft enhances Supermicro's Server Building Block Solutions and provides our customers with new, robust platforms to architect scalable and easily managed cloud based solutions," said Wally Liaw, Vice President of Sales, International, at Supermicro. "With Supermicro's Windows 2012 certified servers and storage solutions, our customers can place priority on expanding their business and services with new application development and minimize the tasks of building and validating infrastructure."
"Windows Server 2012 was built from the cloud up with extensive new security, reliability, scalability and manageability features," said Ian Carlson, Director, Product Marketing, Windows Server, Microsoft. "Supermicro's high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions give channel partners immediate access to a wide range of solutions optimized to take advantage of Windows Server 2012."With Supermicro SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms certified for Windows Server 2012, organizations can accelerate deployment of sophisticated solutions for cloud, infrastructure workload and business critical applications. These solutions improve resource utilization; optimize use of floor space and reduced overall power costs. A sample of certified systems includes: