American Megatrends Introduces MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware Solution

Friday: January 18, 2019

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 introduce the latest version of its MegaRAC® FP-X™ Fabric Management Firmware Solution.

MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware is a powerful firmware / software stack that combines complete fabric management functionality with that of a baseboard management controller (BMC). This allows MegaRAC FP-X to provide robust management capabilities and a deep layer of insight to key elements of the data center fabric, including compute, network, storage and infrastructure components.

These capabilities enable simple remote management of BMC and drive firmware configuration and updates, oversight of fabric health and activity, error prediction, troubleshooting and much more. MegaRAC FP-X also improves fault tolerance and resilience of the data center infrastructure while reducing the need for redundant components, lowering expenses.

MegaRAC FP-X includes all of the key BMC management tasks as defined by IPMI 2.0, Serial over LAN (SOL) and complete out-of-band (OOB) connectivity. Its advanced component management framework supports PCIe switch-based management, NVMe, RAID, SAS and other industry-standard drivers through its Component Manager API. For remote access to fabric management tasks, MegaRAC FP-X features a secure embedded web server and UI, along with Secure-Shell (SSH)-based SOL as well as standard IPMI-based SOL.

MegaRAC FP-X is based on the proven, highly stable and widely-used MegaRAC® SP-X™ Service Processor remote management solution, sharing the same code base. Like SP-X, FP-X firmware provides a high level of modularity, with the ability to easily configure the complete stack by selecting available features in package form. OEM-level modifications are made using MegaRAC Development Studio (MDS), an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for server management with the power to customize, build and debug all at once. Additionally, MegaRAC FP-X support is available on all of the advanced System-On-Chip (SoC) devices from leading manufacturers.

Founder, CEO and President of American Megatrends, Subramanian Shankar, commented that "We are extremely excited to introduce our MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware, a groundbreaking solution that will enable all infrastructure components, including compute, network, storage and infrastructure assets, to operate as a resilient and fault-tolerant system at a lower total cost of operation (TCO). For AMI, MegaRAC FP-X represents the convergence of our many years of expertise and leadership in BMC, server and remote management firmware, and underscores our commitment to expanding our lineup of products that support the data center and cloud infrastructure environments."

For more information on MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware, please contact our Sales team via the "Request Info" button on our website at https://ami.com/en/products/remote-management/fabric-management/, or call us at 1-800-828-9264.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit ami.com.

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