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About American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI)


American Megatrends (AMI) is a leader in BIOS, UEFI, Remote Management, Network Data Storage, Android Solutions and more - using a proven process to support its valued customers as they design, develop and bring their products and solutions to life.

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With over 80% of global staff in engineering roles, AMI brings depth and flexibility to its customers as they design and build the world's most innovative products.

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AMI's expertise, tools and utilities help speed the design and development process, allowing customers to reduce their time-to-market (TTM) and development costs.

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AMI's global reach means support for customers in their local regions and languages around the clock, for increased productivity and faster deployment.

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April 25, 2016:

NORCROSS, GA / AUSTIN, TX - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in UEFI and BMC firmware, is proud to announce a joint demonstration with Dell at the upcoming OpenStack Summit from April 25-29, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The OpenStack demonstration will provide an early look at the forthcoming MegaRAC® Composer™ Pod Management software running on the Dell DSS 9000 rack-level infrastructure.

Developed to be fully compliant with Intel® Rack Scale Architecture, MegaRAC Composer from American Megatrends is a Pod Management software solution that allows users to browse physical resources at the rack, chassis, and system level through an intuitive web-based user interface. Administrators can then assign and compose those physical resources to create a logical node, which provides the advantage of demand-driven dynamic scaling to optimize datacenter resource utilization.

MegaRAC Composer also allows for the composition of physical resources based on templates, which can then be stored in the software and reused as a time-saving feature. In addition, MegaRAC Composer gives users the ability to power on, force off, and gracefully shutdown composed nodes.

Building on Dell’s hyperscale success with the rack-scale DCS “G5” hardware solution, the DSS 9000 is a flexible, modular rack-level infrastructure that will offer compute and storage sleds, built-in networking, shared power & cooling, as well as next-generation management via Intel® Rack Scale Architecture and Redfish - new, open management APIs that will allow users to create an agile, composable infrastructure at a rack-level. This solution was first announced by Dell at Mobile World Congress in early 2016 and will be available commercially in the second half of 2016.

“Carriers and service providers are struggling to keep up with massive data growth, maximize infrastructure utilization rates and accelerate delivery of new dynamic services. In order to stay competitive, these companies are looking to hyperscale architectures based on open designs when upgrading their legacy infrastructure. Leveraging our history and expertise in hyperscale environments, Dell’s Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) group is enabling the telecommunications industry and cloud service providers to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow with our new rack-level infrastructure. By collaborating with AMI on a joint demo at OpenStack Summit, we are offering a preview of next-generation infrastructure, complete with robust and open management capabilities to simplify the user experience,” said Stephen Rousset, Distinguished Engineer and Director of Architecture, Dell Extreme Scale Infrastructure.

“Intel has been closely collaborating with leading software companies to prepare the broad ecosystem for the next wave of cloud technology innovations. AMI has been on the forefront of that revolution in supporting Intel® Rack Scale Architecture and bringing their MegaRAC Composer to market. AMI’s solution is also the industry’s first product to include the Chinook Extensions to Redfish, providing the ability to dynamically compose pools of resources,” said Raejeanne Skillern, Vice President, and General Manager Cloud Service Providers, Intel Corporation.

"AMI is greatly pleased to collaborate once again with Dell and Intel through this demonstration of MegaRAC Composer on the forthcoming DSS 9000 infrastructure at OpenStack Summit in Austin. To us, this demonstration embodies the perfect synthesis of rock-solid, feature-rich management software for which AMI is known through its MegaRAC brand and the latest in Dell Extreme Scale Infrastructure, the DSS 9000, to illustrate the possibilities of modular, agile and efficient rack-level infrastructure that perfectly suits all compute-intensive datacenter environments focused on balancing efficiency and performance,” said Subramonian Shankar, President, Founder and CEO of American Megatrends.

Customers, partners, press and analysts are warmly invited to see the demo of MegaRAC Composer Pod Management Software on Dell DSS 9000 modular rack-level infrastructure at Open Stack Summit in the Dell booth #D6 throughout the course of Open Stack Summit in Austin from April 25 – 29, 2016. An invitation is also extended to a breakout session hosted by Dell on Tuesday, April 26 in Meeting room 12 A/B on Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center from 11:15-11:55am CDT. In this session, attendees will get a behind the scenes look at how Dell, Intel and AMI worked together on an OpenStack technology demonstration to help companies stand up, manage and orchestrate infrastructure at scale.

MegaRAC Composer from AMI is slated to be available to early adopters in June and commercially available in Q3 of 2016. For additional details and information on this upcoming product, please visit ami.c

April 18, 2016:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce out-of-band BIOS configuration compatible with DMTF Redfish.

DMTF's Redfish API platform was created by DMTF's Scalable Platforms Management Forum as an open industry standard specification designed to provide end users simple and powerful, yet scalable management platform hardware. To meet the needs of end users, Redfish allows users to develop solutions that combat homogenous interfaces and reduced functionality. Redfish utilizes a combination of REST, JSON and OData and serves as a secure replacement for IPMI-over-LAN.

AMI's OOB (Out-of-Band) Firmware Management delivers extended management solutions through the adoption of Redfish between BIOS, BMC and Extensible Management Architecture (EMA). AMI OOB Firmware Management provides complete Redfish support and allows for the consistent exchange of information between the BIOS and BMC. AMI has been diligently working on providing an OOB firmware solution for datacenter solutions providers such as QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology).

"Out-of-band BIOS configuration is an important feature for our datacenter customers," said Mike Yang, general manager of QCT. "Accessing server management controllers through the network lets datacenter administrators perform remote BIOS setups for many racks of servers simultaneously. It is precisely the kind of efficiency and agility that our customers are looking for."

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

April 1, 2016:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce its attendance at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in Shenzhen, China. The event will take place from April 13 – April 14, 2016 and AMI will be located at Booth #828.

At IDF Shenzhen 2016, AMI will provide live demonstrations of its latest technology, namely AMI Adept for Android, a native "bare metal" Android solution that runs directly on x86 platforms and allows dual OS (WOS & AOS) switching capabilities. Customers will also be granted an up-close and personal view of the AMI Remote BIOS solution that allows customers to remotely configure system setup values via web browsers. Customers can expect to learn more about AMI's advancements in the IoT ecosystem and the large strides it has been making with the AMI LINUX and RTOS solutions. AMI's IoT solutions are equipped to give customers the capabilities of customizing and creating the ideal IoT products/services for their end users. On top of the newest and latest technology from AMI, AMI will feature its line of MegaRAC® manageability solutions, specifically the newly-improved MegaRAC PM-X Server Platform Management Solution driven by Intel®'s Innovation Engine and MegaRAC VUE, the desktop virtualization and zero/thin client solution.

American Megatrends cordially welcomes all of its customers, partners and media representatives to IDF Shenzhen and invites attendees to visit Booth #828 for a closer look at the latest innovative developments from AMI.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

February 19, 2016:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is offering EXT(x) file system support in Aptio® V, an additionally licensed component driver.

File systems keep track of information on storage mediums and there are various file systems that are used by different operating systems such as Windows® and Linux®. Normally at the UEFI firmware level, the legacy FAT (File Allocation Table) file system is supported. In order to overcome limitations of early file systems, the Linux community created the EXT file system. Over time, the EXT filesystem has gone through four revisions (EXT, EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4) and is specifically designed to improve storage space and performance.

Support for different file systems has been added to Aptio over time and the EXT(x) file system joins as the newest addition. With the new support for EXT(x) drivers, any EXT(x) formatted media can be accessed by the UEFI firmware. This addition allows for files to be read and UEFI programs to be executed from EXT(x) media. Customers have the ability to develop pre-boot applications without having to provide a separate FAT file system, making the process simpler and more seamless. The new EXT(x) driver is designed to be read-only to support all EXT versions and to maintain filesystem integrity.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and/or other countries. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

February 5, 2016:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, USA/NUREMBERG, GERMANY: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, will once again join Embedded World 2016 from Tuesday, February 23, 2016 to Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany.

The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference is known to be the largest exhibition of its kind where various members of the international embedded community come together and showcase developments in embedded technology. At Embedded World, attendees are presented with the latest trends in the embedded sector that spans over software, hardware, tools and various development services.

AMI will be located in Hall 2, Booth 2-200 of the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, demonstrating the newest and most exciting embedded solution updates for the IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem, stepping boldly into the IoT market with solutions including cloud technology and gateway firmware. AMI engineers also will be available to discuss with customers and partners about the latest BIOS/UEFI developments to its flagship Aptio V® UEFI BIOS Firmware and its unique ability to support multiple processors with the necessary firmware and utilities. Alongside IoT and BIOS/UEFI firmware, customers will hear about the functional and cost-effective benefits of AMI’s Android porting services, as well as advanced manageability solutions from MegaRAC®, the family of remote management solutions from AMI.

AMI invites and welcomes its partners and customers to visit Booth 2-200 to learn more about all of its latest developments and to see how AMI provides end-to-end solutions for the embedded controller, BIOS/UEFI, storage and remote management markets.

To schedule a meeting with AMI at Embedded World, please visit http://ami.com/contact-us/embedded-world-meeting-signup-form/.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and/or other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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AMI Partners & Industry Associations


In line with the diversity of its technology and products, AMI is a long-standing member of key industry associations and standards groups, maintaining technology partnerships with the leading manufacturers whose products are used every day in homes, offices and institutions worldwide.

Distributed Management Task Force
Intel Corporation
Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance
NVM Express
Open Compute Project
PCI SIG
Trusted Computing Group
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
USB Implementers Forum
Advanced Micro Devices
Renesas
OpenPOWER
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