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American Megatrends to Demo MegaRAC® Composer™ Software on Dell DSS 9000 Modular Rack-Level Infrastructure at OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX from April 25 - 29, 2016

Monday: 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 https://ami.com/products/remote-management/megarac-composer

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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