Kontron joins Rausch Netzwerktechnik in technology partnership

System Integrator Rausch to add SYMKLOUD Series to server-storage portfolio dedicated to hyperscale data centers

Augsburg, GERMANY – Kontron today announced that Rausch Netzwerktechnik GmbH will include the Kontron Symkloud Series as part of its hardware IT integration service offerings for any large scale cloud and IT infrastructure deployments. The Symkloud platform is also an ideal server complememt to the Rausch BigFoot family of ultra high-capacity storage solutions. Rausch will showcase the Kontron Symkloud high-performance computing platform at Booth # E90 during the Powering the Cloud event in Frankfurt, Germany, October 28 – 29, 2014.

“Partnering with Rausch is an exciting opportunity for Kontron and the continued growth of its Symkloud Series,” said Sven Freudenfeld, Cloud-Telecom Business Development, Communication Business Unit, Kontron. “Their broad IT experience and commitment to supplying the full package of uncompromising service and the latest server-storage hardware technology makes them an invaluable partner in the IT and cloud network markets.”

“Symkloud was designed from the ground up to accomodate the stringent requirements for the lowest total cost of ownership expected by today’s IT and cloud data center operators,” said Sebastian Nölting, CEO, Rausch Netzwerktechnik. “We saw immediately the value-add of the low-power, modular Symkloud design, which combines integrated 10G switching with high-density and mix-and-match compute resources into one compact 2RU – 21-inch deep package.”

Cloud infrastructure is increasingly the solution for across numerous industries to efficiently and flexibly manage and deliver services in a virtualized environment. Consequently, this trend has pressured the industry to rethink hardware server designs in order to squeeze the highest compute densities and other key functionalities, such as L3 switching that can separate base and fabric data, into a more compact, rack-friendly size. Add to the mix other OPEX saving features, such as intelligent power management, load balance options, tooless hot-swappable FRUs, plus redundancy options for switch and compute resources, and Symkloud represents a superior total cost of ownership for Rausch Netzwerktechnik data center clients, who continually strive for maximized workload efficiencies with lower power and IT operating expenses.

About Rausch Netzwerktechnik

For more than 15 years Rausch Netzwerktechnik has been working as a distributor of individual and standard server and storage systems for data center and can relate on more than 250.000 systems in data centers across the globe. With a wide range of high-quality products for server, storage and cloud computing, Rausch offers the perfect solutions for your business. Beginning with the development and manufacture followed by delivery, installation and maintenance – Rausch Netzwerktechnik is at your service.


About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com/

About Kontron in Communications

Kontron SYMVIO series of integrated COTS platforms are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life deployed in telecom and cloud networks. We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange (KBC).

www.symkloud.com, or, www.kontron.com/communications