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Altos Computing adds Sunlight software for HCI to edge servers, micro data centers

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Altos Computing adds Sunlight software for HCI to edge servers, micro data centers has announced an OEM partnership with Acer Inc. subsidiary Altos Computing that will see Altos embed Sunlight’s NexVisor Hyperconverged stack on its BrainSphere appliances.

Combining the power of Sunlight’s NexVisor HCI stack and Altos BrainSphere servers, the announcement notes, organizations can run resource-intensive workloads like AI and analytics with high density, ultra-high performance and simple scalability, from the edge to the core datacenter.

The Sunlight and Altos solution is currently available through partners across the APAC region.

“Bringing Altos’ technology together with Sunlight’s NexVisor HCI stack is the perfect way for organizations to get all the benefits of hyperconvergence, but with bare-metal-like performance.” said Julian Chesterfield, founder and CEO at Sunlight. “Whether you’re working at the core or the far edge, this partnership gives access to a great range of hyperconverged appliances that offer optimal performance even with the most demanding workloads.”

The Sunlight and Altos HCI solution’s high efficiency, low latency, and high performance allows it to support distributed micro-datacenters in edge environments. For example, an organization using drones and AI technology in a central cloud to monitor crop health and environmental conditions on plantations would normally take several days to respond to issues due to slow, intermittent network connections. Now with Sunlight and Altos HCI appliances, the processing can be moved to micro-datacenters at regional offices, inferring remedial actions within a day before any damage is done to the crop.

“The range of HCI appliances we have created through our partnership with Sunlight deliver 50-70% better density and performance than competing HCI solutions.” said Jackie Lee, President at Altos Computing. “This makes it not only more efficient to deploy in a datacenter environment but unlocks a whole new range of uses for edge environments. We’ve already seen considerable excitement from our partners and customers around this new product line.”

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