Kontron signs VAR agreement with Rausch Netzwerktechnik to resell SYMKLOUD featuring Intel® Xeon® D-1500 processors

Sales channel collaboration to introduce high density converged infrastructure solutions to major European hosting and cloud providers

Augsburg, GERMANY, November 10, 2015Kontron, a leading global provider of embedded computing technology (ECT), today announced the signing of a new sales channel agreement with German-based value-added reseller Rausch Netzwerktechnik to supply dedicated hosting and cloud providers with next generation converged hardware and software infrastructure solutions.
As an entry point, Rausch will use Kontron 10GbE SYMKLOUD converged modular servers featuring, among others, the recently launched Intel® Xeon® processors D-1500 family. Along with a full suite of integration services, Rausch offers data center clients a complete line of server and storage products including its Bigfoot family of high density storage systems.
“The Kontron SYMKLOUD Series will substantially alleviate the operating pressures our data center customers are facing today – increasing energy consumption, server sprawl, and reliability,” said Sebastian Nölting, CEO, Rausch Netzwerktechnik. “As a German-based partner, we are pleased to work with Kontron and go to market with their carrier-class and cloud converged infrastructure platforms.”
“Aligning with Rausch Netzwerktechnik as a strategic Channel partner is pivotal to the Kontron growth strategy in the hosting and cloud provider markets,” said Thomas Feil, VP Channel Sales, Kontron.  “The SYMKLOUD product line delivers the best price-performance ratio for data centers and, in turn, enables them to pass on any savings to their end customers so they can be more successful online.”
Higher density of concurrent workloads per 2U SYMKLOUD
A 16 core count version of the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 series will be made available in Q1, 2016 timeframe. This equates to 144 physical cores in a single 2U enclosure, or, up to 3,024 cores in a 42U rack. Kontron offers two hot-swappable, low-power 10GbE modular servers – MSP8040 and MSP8041.
Targeted application workloads are at the data center edge, including: dedicated hosting, dynamic web serving, warm storage, edge routing and security.
Bridging the gap between telco networks and IT/cloud data centers, the SYMKLOUD series of x86 commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms are the convergence of High Availability (HA) and modular “mix and match” compute, storage, and dual 10GbE intelligent switching into a compact, short-depth footprint. With the growing trend for hyperconverged hardware and software solutions, Kontron works with numerous partners to provide cloud-ready open platforms with hardware-accelerated support for software defined networking.
SYMKLOUD platforms are ultra-dependable (5-7 year long life) and massively scalable using various cloud provisioning software. Kontron has initiated the process for SYMKLOUD to be VMware certified for intelligent and automated data center virtualization.
Be sure to visit Kontron and Rausch Netzwerktecknik during:
Cloud Expo Europe
Kontron Stand 636 – Rausch Stand 560
November 10-11, 2015 | Frankfurt, Germany
About Kontron in Communications
Kontron designs carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions that bring any application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications. Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and is an ecosystem member of the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program.
About Kontron
Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications.
With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.
Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC.”

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