The 'ACER A100 F2 Server' Series: High Level Computing, Entry-Level Price


There are a few words that could best describe the Acer A100 F2 server series, highlighting the benefits it offers to businesses and other potential clients who may need to install rack and tower servers in their office.

By being “focused” means Acer A100 F2 series servers has small and medium-sized firms in mind, with its wide range of server products that come in various sizes and specs ready to make sure that customers have the server power and capability that will meet their business’ computing needs.

“Simplicity” is also part of the Acer A100 F2 servers’ attributes. With the exception of perhaps the entry level AT110 server, the Acer servers in this line contain an onboard management port and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) chip that allows for easy remote management. Add to that the various software management tools available at no extra cost, plus an option kit business model that allows more flexibility for future upgrades.

Acer servers are also an ideal choice for businesses who seek “cost-effectivity” as it delivers only the best value for its customers, and the fact that Acer continues to be a “reliable” partner for the business, with its full line of enterprise-level, high mean time between failures or high-MTBF parts, coupled with meticulous reliability standards help ensure that Acer’s enterprise products are readily available. You could expect nothing less from a company like Acer, one of the world’s most trusted IT companies, as it provides an “end-to-end” range of commercial products from tablets to notebooks and PCs, including high-end servers and even storage devices.



So how do you know which server to choose?

For an entry- to mid-level business with a branch network that requires entry-level server needs like email, Web hosting, basic virtualization, file and print and data management, the AT110 F2 Tower server is a perfect match to deliver just the right performance.

The AT110 F2 Tower server has an Intel Xeon E3-1200 series processor up to quad-core with 3.5GHz E3-1280 processor. It has 4 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots for up to a maximum 16GB DDR3 memory, four 3.5” bays for storage bays that deliver up to 4TB storage capacity and supports both SATA and SAS drives, 3 PCIe slots and 1 PCI slot, video port and 6 USB ports that allow for further expansion, and a 450W 80 PLUS Bronze power supply, which makes it more efficient that most power supplies.

On the other hand, the AT150 F2 Tower server is perfect for businesses with service hubs, entry-level virtualization environments and multitasking needs. It has an Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processor that can be maxxed up to 8 core with 2.3GHz, 12 DIMM slots for up to a maximum 192GB DDR3 memory, four 3.5” bays or 8 2.5” bays that supports both SATA and SAS drives for up to 8 TB of data storage capacity, 6 PCIe slots, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, Management port, Video port, Serial port, 6 USB ports, and a PS2 KB or MS port for more flexibility, and a 560W 80 PLUS Bronze power supply, or an optional two 720W 80 PLUS Gold power supply.

Finally, the AR160 F2 Rack server is a dual-socket rack server that offers solid performance plus expansion potentials for users who seek value in their investment. Just like the AT150 F2 Tower server, the AR160 F2 Rack server has an Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processor that can be maxxed up to 8 core with 2.3GHz, 12 DIMM slots for up to a maximum 192GB DDR3 memory, four 3.5” bays that supports both SATA and SAS drives for up to 8 TB of data storage capacity, 3 PCIe slots, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, Management port, Video port, Serial port, 6 USB ports, and a PS2 KB or MS port. Powering this server is a 720W 80 PLUS Gold power supply.

Add to the Acer AT100 F2 Server series’ unique differentiators is its set of helpful software solutions. “Smart Setup” allows for trouble-free installation of all correct drivers and combines Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), BMC/Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) setup into a friendly user interface. The “Smart Server Manager” and the “Smart Blade Manager” are responsible for helping the IT administrator remotely manage the system and provides him with necessary alerts in times of component or system failures.

So whether you’re a value- or quality-conscious businessman, trust Acer to provide that ideal server line for your business to ensure its success. It doesn’t really matter what size your company is; it’s the performance of your server that counts. After all, it’s about bringing the best value for customers, and Acer is ready, willing and able to bring that.

About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved its goal of breaking barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs.# A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and has established a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe. Revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion. Visit www.acer-group.com for more information.

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