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.
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….
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.
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!
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...
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.
In today’s AMI Tech Blog post, we will take a closer look at some of the initiatives and programs that our company has adopted over the years to focus on and improve employee health and wellness, in response to near-daily news reports and medical studies informing us that our office work environments and daily habits are negatively affecting our health.
This past week, we were running all over the place prepping for and hosting our annual BIOS Engineering Summit, a week where engineers from both our headquarters and Taiwan branch come together to sync up on the latest innovations the engineers are working on. It was a very busy week for our engineers, where they spent most of their time attending presentation sessions from the beginning of the work day till the very end! So busy that it seemed as though a decent lunch was sacrificed in exchange for technical knowledge of the latest AMI innovations!
Today, we take a close-up look at the Samsung Parner Award that AMI was honored to receive from Samsung in December 2016, proudly displayed here in our headquarters office in Norcross, GA.
It is generally accepted that POST (or Power-On Self-Test) is basically what takes place right after you power-on a system or device. In the 1990s, as part of POST, the BIOS would test the memory. The more memory you had, the longer the test would take. Think a few seconds. Also, POST happens everytime you re-boot the system.