Acer moves server and storage business to US market

Acer has unveiled a range of server and storage products that are aimed at the US market, targeting the full spectrum of customers from small businesses to supercomputers and government departments.

Following on from its implementation of server and storage support for the European and Asian markets, Acer will be moving into the US market using its  product range, including tower, rack, blade and multi-node hardware based on Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors.

Acer will also be offering support to firms through specialised expertise in virtualisation, multi-node architectures and other technologies that form part of its cloud computing business structure.

The move comes as others such as HP seek to position themselves in a market where the world and its dog is looking to the cloud for external storage and processing options, with businesses gradually gaining confidence in information being stored or processed by a firm hired to do so.

“Acer has steadily built one of the broadest lines of server and storage solutions in the world and now we are bringing this offering to the U.S.,” said Gianluca Degliesposti, vice president of worldwide business development for Acer Servers and Storage.

“We plan to further expand our family this year to meet additional customer needs across the full range of server and storage environments.”

Acer will work in conjunction with Microsoft, utilising the Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft’s own virtualisation capabilities.