Subscribe to the InfoTech eNewsletter

infoTECH Feature

October 19, 2012

Cirrascale Unveils Rack Mountable Modular Blade Chassis Platform

Cirrascale Corporation, a source of high-density, blade-based computing and storage infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers, announced the Cirrascale Modular Blade Chassis platform, a rack mountable adaptation of the Cirrascale BladeRack 2 X-Series platforms that uses Vertical Cooling Technology.

“We’re extremely pleased to announce our Modular Blade Chassis platform,” said David Driggers, CEO at Cirrascale Corporation. “It’s definitely the end result of multiple conversations we had with certain customers in determining their greatest needs in their data centers.”

The new rack-optimized Modular Blade Chassis (MBC) platform leverages the same blade form factor as in Cirrascale’s BladeRack 2 X-Series platforms. Customers will be able to use the same blades within multiple platforms, and each chassis can handle up to nine open-architecture blades.

These are used in compute, storage, high-performance workstations, and in intense GP/GPU applications.

“We realized that some of our customers and partners wanted our rack technology in a reduced form factor. We weren’t going to proceed until we were certain we could provide the same level of flexibility and scalability as our other blade server platforms. Now, with the modular blade chassis, we’re confident we’ve accomplished that,” Driggers added.

CiiNOW leverages Cirrascale’s MBC platform, which can be installed on nearly any open architecture platform. CiiNOW helps service providers take the gaming market beyond physical media to pure digital distribution.

“Flexible, performance-based infrastructure is critical to delivering a turnkey Cloud Gaming platform. We collaborated with Cirrascale to architect a solution that will deliver up to eight high-definition streams per blade, which provides both high density and granularity in the most efficient manner,” said Ron Haberman, CEO at CiiNOW.

The new MBC platform is expected to deliver a scalable and easily deployable solution to build a highly performant Cloud Gaming solution for CiiNOW’s customers. The Cirrascale Modular Blade Chassis platform will be available along with built-to-order compute, storage, high-performance workstation, or GP/GPU blades, said officials.

In March 2012, Cirrascale Corporation unveiled new products for its BladeRack 2 platforms. The five new products help users to save energy while scaling out HPC, Web hosting and cloud services infrastructure using BladeRack 2 platforms for Intel (News - Alert) Xeon E5 Series server processors and C600 series chipset.

Edited by Braden Becker

Subscribe to InfoTECH Spotlight eNews

InfoTECH Spotlight eNews delivers the latest news impacting technology in the IT industry each week. Sign up to receive FREE breaking news today!
FREE eNewsletter

infoTECH Whitepapers