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Supermicro launch solutions for security and AI at the edge

18 Jul 2019

Supermicro, an enterprise technology provider, has released a range of 5G and IoT-ready solutions for virtualised network functions (VNFs) and multi-access edge computing (MEC). 

"Supermicro is committed to providing the most advanced edge and data centre server solutions to support network security, IoT and MEC for 5G," says Supermicro president and CEO Charles Liang.  

"Supermicro's Resource-Saving servers are highly configurable, enabling customers to pick the best memory, processors, connectivity, and software for deployment."  

Supermicro's latest embedded servers powered by Intel Xeon D-2100 series processors, such as the 1019D-16C-FHN13TP, speed up computing and VNFs where needed in the micro data centre or the intelligent edge, supporting Intel Select Solution uCPE, 5G virtualised radio access network (vRAN), and MEC. 

These new edge platforms provide support for GPU accelerator cards or Intel FPGA programmable acceleration cards to deliver local compute and AI inferencing, virtually converging the edge and cloud into a single data processing platform.

Supermicro's SuperServer 1019D-FRN5TP brings ultimate versatility to your virtualized network edge with Advanced I/O Modules (AIOMs) that can be configured with up to 37 LAN ports to complement the platform's array of VNF and SD-WAN capabilities. 

The compact E300 SuperServer packs capability into a small footprint – it can be used as security appliance or to deploy VNFs including SD-WAN and is also verified Intel Select Solution uCPE. 

These platforms help decrease complexity, accelerate deployments, and enable developers to focus on the business logic behind 5G and IoT applications and services.

Supermicro's network security edge solutions enable partners' networking software stacks, such as low-latency packet management, which is ideal for use in Unified Threat Management (UTM), Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), and other network security applications.  

Supermicro also offers a petascale line of all-flash NVMe 1U storage servers that support the latest flash technology with high storage bandwidth and IOPS performance, NVMe over Fabrics support, and ease of maintenance. 

These systems provide a time-to-value advantage for data centres running data-intensive workloads.