Acer's New AC100 Micro Server Brings the Data Center to the Desk; Now
Shipping to Customers in Canada
Small Tool-Less Chassis and High-Efficiency 80 PLUS(R) Power Supply
Save Space, Energy and Capital for Businesses
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/12 --
-- Easy-to-configure micro-tower provides excellent expandability and
enables quick upgrades, reducing the time and costs associated with
-- High-efficiency 200W 80 PLUS(R) power supply makes it more than 80
percent energy efficient at 20, 50 and 100 percent rated loads,
reducing electricity use and bills
-- Houses up to 8TB of RAID storage and 16GB memory to provide data
security and house large workloads efficiently
-- Expands to meet the needs of a growing business with four 3.5-inch
hot-pluggable hard drive bays, six USB ports, one PCIe x8 slot as well
as video and eSATA ports
-- Available now via resellers in Canada with a manufacturer's suggested
retail price (MSRP) of$999 CAD when configured with an Intel(R)
Xeon(R) E3-1260L processor
Acer America, the number two PC provider in Canada,(1) today announced
a new commercial offering, the Acer AC100 micro-server. It delivers
the latest server-class features and utilities in a compact form
factor to suit the needs of small and medium businesses.
Featuring an easy to configure micro-tower enabling quick upgrades,
the new Acer AC100 not only reduces the time and costs associated
with maintenance, but also provides excellent expandability in its
class. In addition to Energy Star(R) certification, it boasts a
high-efficiency 200W 80 PLUS(R) power supply, which makes the AC100
more than 80 percent energy efficient at 20, 50 and 100 percent rated
loads, reducing electricity use and bills.
The AC100 is powered by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200, Intel Core
i3(TM) or Pentium(R) series processor and can house up to 8TB of RAID
storage and 16GB memory to provide data security and house large
workloads efficiently. It can also expand to meet the needs of a
growing business with four 3.5-inch hot-pluggable hard drive bays,
six USB ports, one PCIe x8 slot as well as video and eSATA ports.
"We're committed to helping organizations succeed by providing
systems that are easy to set up, use and maintain without taking up a
lot of space," said Michael O'Beirne, Acer senior director,
commercial product marketing. "The AC100 provides plenty of power,
security and expansion without requiring dedicated IT resources,
which can be imperative for a small business. Plus, we assure
superior technical service from North American call centres, so our
customers can focus on what they do best, their core business."
Server Class Reliability and Security
Pre-configured RAID 0, 1, 10
and 5 modes and automatic back-up protect critical data and enable
secure remote access from the web. ECC memory protects the system
from data corruption by detecting and correcting single bit errors on
the fly, critical for financial and scientific computing. In
addition, an integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller transmits files
quickly and safely.
The AC100 micro-server can be configured with a variety of operating
systems including Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.
Acer Dashboard and Acer ITSmart boast powerful utilities, such as
Server Health Monitoring to ensure operations are functioning
effectively. Select configurations come with Intel(R) vPro(TM)
Management, a set of security and manageability capabilities to
protect sensitive information as well as to streamline office
operations and increase employee productivity. The server also has
Client PC Power Saving, Printer Sharing, Fax Notification as well as
pad and Kensington lock slots to deter theft.
The Acer AC100 server will be available via resellers in Canada now
with a MSRP starting at $999 CAD when configured with an Intel(R)
Xeon(R) E3-1260L processor. It comes with a one-year warranty(2) and
customers can also choose from extended warranties and services.
In addition to the new Acer AC100 server, Acer provides a full line
of award-winning commercial technology products to support
businesses, schools and professional organizations. Acer's commercial
product line includes the Acer F2 line of servers, the Acer
TravelMate Timeline notebook PCs, Acer Veriton desktop PCs as well as
a full line of LED and LCD displays, digital signage and projectors.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of
breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer
ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs.(3) 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 worldwide. Revenues for 2011
reached US$15.7 billion. Visit www.acer-group.com for more
Copyright 2012 Acer America Corp. All rights reserved. Acer and the
Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks,
registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise,
are the property of their respective owners.
1) Source: Gartner data, FY 2011
2) Limited warranty agreement
applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137,
Temple, TX 76503.
3) Source: Gartner data, FY 2011
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