Giada introduces smallest entry-level server at Computex
GT200 tailored to serve small and medium sized enterprises and small data centres .
Giada Technology has debuted its smallest ever entry-level microserver, the GT200 at Computex 2015.
The GT200 is ideal for Middle East's growing small and medium sized enterprises sector (SMEs) in addition to catering to small data centres, file, web and mail or print servers, and will be available in the region in the 3rd quarter of 2015.
Computex, which runs from June 2-5 in Taipei, Taiwan, is Asia's largest ICT trade show and the second largest in the world.
With an already proven record as a core Intel partner for China, the company continues to produce server products that meet and exceed typical industry standards. Due to its small and compact size, the GT200 is space-saving and can be neatly stored to suit users' convenience. However, the discrete size masks massive potential with its reliability, low power draw and high performance.
Microservers are an emerging form factor of servers designed for different scales of data centres, or for lightweight, scale-out workloads within hyper-scale data centres. A proper server is critical for the smooth operations of an organization. With secure and convenient file sharing and communication, organizations can bring efficiency to work experience.
Even within the microserver categories there is no one-size-fits-all answer to system design or processor choice. Indeed, the server OS can be run as a Linux variant such as Novell SLES 11 SP3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 or Ubuntu server 14.04 or Windows Server lines such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.
The GT200 is equipped with Intel Celeron 1037U dual-core processor, which supports an operating frequency of up to 1.8GHz with a low power consumption of 17W and meets the demand for high-speed computing while decreasing the total power consumption to the greatest extent, all the while enhancing the operational stability. Compared with normal two-bay servers with an AtomTM CPU, the GT200 is superior in terms of processor performance.
It features a built-in Intel 210AT and 82579LM dual gigabit Ethernet connectors for networking with a bandwidth of up to a gigabyte per second network throughput, covering any networking situation. Compared with the regular network control chip of most consumer products, the Intel controller guarantees better stability and fewer packet losses.
The GT200 also delivers great scalability with two SO-DIMM slots, supporting DDR3 1333/1600MHz, and the memory can be brought up to a max of 16GB for even more efficient performance. It also provides one m-SATA SSD port supporting SATA3.0 with a maximum reading speed of up to 6Gb/s and two HDD ports (supporting RAID0, RAID1).
The GT200 also brings support for Intel's Rapid Storage Technology, with RAID 0 and RAID 1. Providing maximum flexibility, there is support for both 2.5" & 3.5" HDDs, and since the GT200 is equipped with two SATA 3.0 ports, supporting RAID 0 and RAID 1 disk arrays with the high performance HM77 chip, it can provide improved read and write speeds as well as the security of data storage. The GT200 supports a maximum storage capacity of 8TB, fully meeting enterprise-level requirements of data storage and sharing.
The GT200 microserver is also designed for ease of use in terms of the chassis. There is a specially designed "reset button" on the back plane that is placed to avoid any man-made errors of activation. The unit is also east to install and maintain with its "tool-less maintenance" design. Checking and changing the HDDs is easily accomplished without even opening the box. The AC-DC converter is removed from the main unit, which not only helps reduce the size of the unit as a whole, but also reduce heat and noise, which further allows for higher reliability.
In addition, Giada has applied its own designed and patented JAHC technology in the GT200. JAHC, Active Hardware Control Technology, provides built-in capabilities for unattended operations such as auto power on when connected to power, or a scheduled power on/off. This delivers ease of use and efficient manageability.
A server needs to be multi-functional for enterprise demand and the GT200 can easily handle multiple roles. Supporting the sharing, encryption and backing up of files, SMEs can utilize this microserver as a private cloud or data centre, print server, web server, mail server, surveillance server, multi-media server or ERP server. In fact, after strict testing that covers various enterprise demands, the Giada GT200 has been proven to provide stable 24/7 services continuously. Here the GT200 is a real "Green Server" with an extraordinary low power consumption of only 40W.
With a growing trend in data centre usage, more and more corporate buyers opt for microservers. For SMEs and organizations that are looking for a secure, reliable and high performance microserver solution, all at a cost-effective price point and space-saving size, the Giada GT200 is a great choice.