Now for most of us when we think about Intel products for the server market, we think of building block components like processors, server boards, cases, power supplies, solid state drives, high performance LAN, and even some select rackmount bare bones, but now Intel is offering something completely new in the way of turnkey servers fully integrated with memory, storage, LAN and more.
Whether you’re involved in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, or High Performance Computing, the server market is generating a significant amount of opportunity and growth for computer VARs. ASI has a long history and track record of providing this market with various solutions including server bare bones, or fully integrated and tested servers.
Perhaps one of our most strategic partnerships is with Intel. Intel Server processors, boards, and systems are renowned for their exceptional designs, delivering maximum processing power, excellent manageability, and high reliability, all backed by an industry leading three year warranty. Now Intel takes their server platforms to a new level by offering complete turnkey solutions that begin with Intel Server Building Blocks and add all the necessary hardware components including the Intel Xeon processors, memory, storage, RAID controller and Intel Remote Management Module to create a complete solution.
For those companies that build and brand their own servers, Intel’s new turnkey server solutions offer many advantages and benefits. These servers are completely integrated by Intel which means they are fully tested and validated using the same procedures as those performed on the Intel server boards. This helps ensure the highest levels of reliability and compatibility for the entire server, not just a specific component. In addition, Intel has one of the best warranties in the industry which not only includes three year coverage but also includes 24×7 technical support and advance warranty replacement of defective parts for Intel Technology Partners. For those familiar with Intel, this is not new for the Intel components but now the warranty covers all the non Intel parts installed in the turnkey server which would consist of the memory and hard drives, for example.
Probably one of the most unique features of the Intel turnkey servers offered by ASI is that they all include Intel RMM (Remote Management Modules) which allow authorized users to gain access and control of the server as well as do remote diagnostics from any machine on the network. With service being a critical value add for many VARs, having the ability to access the server from a remote location can dramatically improve the level of support offered by the VAR.
In addition to Intel validation, warranty support, and remote access capability the Intel turnkey servers also save time and costs. Having the servers assembled, tested and ready to ship without operating system, which ASI can install, saves the VAR integration costs and assembly time allowing them to focus more on services and other value add offerings that are beneficial to the end clients and the reseller.
Intel Turnkey Servers are offered and available in stock from ASI in four base configurations but other choices within the rackmount family can be offered, so contact ASI for more details about custom designed Intel Turnkey Servers. To learn more about Intel Turnkey Servers, click here.
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