Charles Liang, CEO and Chairman of Supermicro

Charles Liang
CEO and Chairman of Supermicro

Charles Liang, CEO and Chairman of Supermicro Certificate

“High Performance, High Efficiency Server Technology and Innovation”

Cloud applications are constantly, and rapidly, advancing. As we head into the new decade, server design will become even more complex and powerful to keep pace with the demands of these technologically sophisticated applications. California based Supermicro’s innovative server designs and emerging technologies not only accelerate performance, but provide highly efficient, resource-saving solutions that will empower cloud providers to manage and evolve their businesses successfully. Supermicro began in 1993 as a Silicon Valley startup founded by current CEO and Chairman Charles Liang. Supermicro designs, manufactures, and sells to the global server and storage markets. “We have a long history of industry firsts and advanced technology innovations,” said Liang. These include Twin Architecture, All-Flash NV Me storage, Application-Optimized Resource-Saving Designs, Green Computing, and Server Industry and Embedded/IoT leadership.”

Supermicro Green Computing offerings for cloud services providers offer the latest server and storage technologies that can save significantly on costs, power, and complexity.

Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions® provides a broad range of SKUs, and enables clients to build and deliver application-optimized solutions based upon clients’ requirements. It allows customers to mix and match server subsystems to provide the exact mix of features they need for their applications. Supermicro’s strategy is to be first-to-market with the latest technology products, and they have the broadest and deepest product portfolio in the industry, with industry leading, application-optimized solutions that are designed to exactly fit customers’ needs. “Our multi-node Twin and Blade servers reduce costs for customers by taking up less rack space than industry standard 1U servers. Our servers can be operated with free-air cooling which reduces energy costs and saves the environment, says Liang “. “Our disaggregated server designs reduce the amount of data center e-waste and thus reduce the amount of toxic waste entering the ecosystem.”

Supermicro Green Computing offerings for cloud services providers offer the latest server and storage technologies that can save significantly on costs, power, and complexity. An example is their recently launched ultra-dense storage solutions with new 60-bay and 90-bay solutions. These best-in-class high-capacity storage and expansion systems are optimized for cloud-scale storage implementations as well as HPC storage applications. Supermicro's new high-capacity top-loading systems are optimized for enterprise environments, and support scale-up and scale-out architectures.

This new top-loading architecture delivers the improved flexibility, modularity, and serviceability that customers need. Both 60-bay and 90-bay systems are available in single-node and dual-node configurations, where the drives evenly split between each node. Also, the drives can be in a storage bridge bay (SBB) configuration for high availability, in which both nodes have access to all the drives, and one node backs up the other in case of a failure. With a modular, tool-less design, all key onboard systems – hot-swap server nodes, expanders, fan modules, power supplies, and drives – are fully optimized for easy serviceability by a single technician.

"Anticipating changing market dynamics and high growth in software-defined, cloud-based storage, Supermicro can help data centers to rapidly modernize their equipment to leverage flexible architectures, tool-less design modularity, and simple expansion capabilities," said Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. "Our new high-capacity storage systems continue Supermicro's focus on resource-saving and deliver industry-leading capacity per watt for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and lower total cost to the environment (TCE)."

Sharing an instance, Liang talks of a Fortune 100 Company that has deployed over 250,000 Supermicro MicroBlade disaggregated servers at its Silicon Valley data center, one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers with a PUE of 1.06, to support its growing compute needs. There were three customer benefits to this solution including how MicroBlade makes the world’s most efficient data center with a PUE of 1.06 even more effective by optimizing the maximum use of power and space allowed per rack; future proofing and disaggregated RSD (Rack Scale Design) ready architecture to incorporate next generation compute modules (CPU + memory) without changing the rest of the design; and improved data center space utilization by 56% and saves 45% to 65% in CAPEX per refresh cycle. IE

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Charles Liang
CEO and Chairman of Supermicro


Supermicro (SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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