Calxeda and Foxconn Deliver Power-Optimized Storage Solutions

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Companies Demonstrate at Computex 2013; Take Solutions Out of the Lab and Into the Datacenters of Asia

Calxeda, a leader in the low power server market, is pleased today to announce the results of its development partnership with Foxconn, the multinational electronics manufacturing company based in Taiwan. Incorporated as Hon Hai but widely known as Foxconn, this major worldwide server supplier worked as a beta development partner of Calxeda with the mutual goal of drastically improving data center total cost of ownership, increasing storage density and delivering a family of production-ready, workload-optimized Calxeda EnergyCore®-based systems. Those solutions will be demonstrated at Computex 2013 in Taipei June 4-8, 2013 in a private suite at the Grand Hyatt Taipei. To request a meeting with Calxeda and its partners, please visit http://www.calxeda.com/please-join-us-at-computex-2013/.

“We are pleased to have a design and manufacturing relationship with Foxconn to showcase the value proposition of Calxeda’s ARM-based EnergyCore and integrated fabric switch in a highly-optimized storage appliance,” said Bob Baughman, Vice President of Sales, Calxeda. “Foxconn is a global leader in manufacturing with full ranges of knowledge, expertise and experience and we are proud they see such promise and future in Calxeda’s technology as a solution for their large network of customers.”

Calxeda and Foxconn have worked together to build storage-optimized servers based on Calxeda EnergyCore processors and, at Computex, will demonstrate production-ready systems designed to meet the growing efficiency and storage demands for cloud services. The EnergyCore-powered Foxconn 4U storage appliance includes 60 3.5” hard drives slots (for up to 240 TB of storage), 12 EnergyCore compute nodes and a total of 100 Gbps of external bandwidth realized by four 10 Gbps uplinks and six 10 Gbps chassis-to-chassis interconnects. In addition, Calxeda and Foxconn have worked together to produce a roadmap of storage, web and data analysis platforms for availability in 2013.

Calxeda was selected for its highly-efficient ARM compute cores which run standard Linux operating systems and applications. The EnergyCore server-on-a-chip also integrates a high-bandwidth fabric switch and on-board management capabilities to further increase efficiency and operational simplicity. These features provide the best combination of storage and data processing with minimal power, cost, and space.

“We at Foxconn believe this ARM-based solution is the revolutionary technology providing the diversified applications for cloud services that the industry needs today, and tomorrow,” said Foo-Ming Fu, Senior Vice President, Cloud Enterprise Solutions Business Group, Enterprise System Business Division, Foxconn. “We are proud to be one of the leaders in Asia’s transition to ARM-based server designs. Calxeda stands out in the industry and together we are building an industry changing solution for customers.”

This partnership with Foxconn reinforces Calxeda’s commitment to the region, and continued growth in Asia, building on its formal establishment of an Asian subsidiary, Calxeda Asia Ltd, in June 2012. That subsidiary now employs a team of over 25 Calxeda sales and engineering resources working directly with many more local country service providers in a top level distributor network. Now with a presence in 10 cities in China, Japan and Taiwan, Calxeda’s Asia distributor network is led by Macnica Group, which supports Calxeda through its subsidiaries including Galaxy Far East Corporation in Taiwan, Cytech Technology Limited in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore, and Altima Corporation in Japan. Partners like Foxconn are critical in getting Calxeda-based solutions deployed and operational with customers across Asia and around the world.

About Calxeda
Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the datacenter with revolutionary server-on-a-chip technology. Calxeda currently employs 100 professionals in Austin Texas and the Silicon Valley area. Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry leading venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM Holdings, Advanced Technology Investment Company, Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Vulcan Capital. See http://www.calxeda.com for more information.

About Foxconn
Founded in 1974, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., or Foxconn, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. The Foxconn Technology Group is a large partner for joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics ("3C") leaders. Aided by its legendary green manufacturing execution, uncompromising customer devotion and its award-winning proprietary business model, eCMMS, Hon Hai is a trusted name in contract manufacturing services (including CEM, EMS, ODM and CMMS). Major American, European and Japanese electronics and IT companies work with Foxconn as an important original design manufacturer (ODM) partner. More: http://www.foxconn.com/index_En.html

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