AMD Ryzen™ + Aptio®V
AMD Ryzen™ + Aptio®V

Today, AMD announced the launch of their AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors. American Megatrends Aptio®V UEFI firmware is the reference BIOS on the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors and AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series data center processors and platforms.

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Focus on Open Standards in Server Management: The Redfish API from DMTF
Focus on Open Standards in Server Management: The Redfish API from DMTF

Continuing our look at open standards in server design and management, we focus next on the Redfish™ API from DMTF, along with the MegaRAC products and other AMI solutions that currently incorporate this standard.

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Urbanizing Our Way to Smarter Cities
Urbanizing Our Way to Smarter Cities

Previously we covered the future of smarter homes through automation and IoT. But on a larger scale, another topic comes to mind: smart cities. With increasing levels of urbanization and influx of people moving to urban areas, the concept of smart cities has become prevalent, with some cities becoming models of what these smart cities will look like in the future.

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Free as in Beer: Open Standards for Server and Data Center Design and Management
Free as in Beer: Open Standards for Server and Data Center Design and Management

"Free, as in beer": this phrase, heard often about the open software movement, also applies to the open standards movement throughout many areas of the computing industry. In this post, we look more closely at the need and inspiration for open standards in server and data center design and management and the reasons why AMI has embraced participation in the organizations devoted to advancing them.

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What is BIOS RoT?
What is BIOS RoT?

UEFI BIOS RoT is not about a piece of rotting code. It's about trust. RoT or Root of Trust is based on the idea that you trust something that is part of something else that is already trusted.

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All-Flash vs. Hybrid Storage
All-Flash vs. Hybrid Storage

Within the past few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of companies investing in flash-based storage arrays. With the price of SSDs going down year after year, SMBs and SMEs are now able to justify purchasing a flash-based unit due in a large part to their sheer performance benefits. Who can blame us for wanting these high performing units that provide high IOPS counts and low latencies to our infrastructures? This seems like a no-brainer, right? When choosing a flash-based unit, we are handed two options….

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From the AMI Archives: MegaRAC G-Series Remote Access PCI Cards
From the AMI Archives: MegaRAC G-Series Remote Access PCI Cards

From the AMI Archives: We continue our look at MegaRAC remote and BMC management products with a profile of a product line that was a great success for American Megatrends for many years, helping to establish our reputation as a leader in remote management: the MegaRAC G Series Remote Access PCI Cards.

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Eco is In: Inside Look on AMI's Green Initiatives Committee
Eco is In: Inside Look on AMI's Green Initiatives Committee

If there's one thing we should all think about more is making the world a more green friendly place. There's no denying that recycling, conserving energy, and initiating more green-friendly practices poses benefits to the environment. Since we spend a vast majority of our time in the workplace, why not work towards making our workplace more green-friendly and getting our co-workers to contribute to a better green initiative? That is why AMI started to go green and work towards developing more environmental-friendly practices around the office with its Green Initiatives Committee!

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Ultracapacitors
Ultracapacitors

In a data center, uptime is key. Nothing kills uptime like a good power outage. Because of this, most data centers use diesel powered generators for backup power. Many data centers will have at least 12 hours of fuel onsite and dedicated fuel management software...

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Cloud Storage - Is it a Good Idea?
Cloud Storage - Is it a Good Idea?

With recent advances in cloud technology, IT Managers have been curious as to why they should maintain their data on-site when they have the option to move to a cloud, or hosted solution. Many concerns are around the areas of security, latency, and of course, cost. There are many reasons to move workloads or data to the cloud, but there are also many reasons to select an On Premise solution.

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