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    IT organizations are leveraging the benefits of virtualization to create highly flexible IT environments. ASUS, a global leader in high-performance servers, is pleased to begin offering the advantages of a virtualization solution. Virtualization lets you manage the computing resources in ways that offer more flexibility that reduces costs and improves business agility.

    ASUS Virtualization Technology Consolidates Your IT Resource

    Increase server utilization and flexibility
    Virtualization supports the pooling of computing resources that is able to centrally manage through an hub to support dynamically changing business requirements

    Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership
    Virtualizing servers for multiple functions offers a rapid return on investment (ROI) through decreased management costs and increased asset utilization. You can enhance system availability and reduce the risk of data loss and business interruption by virtualizing resources for a flexible and dynamic infrastructure

    Cut power and cooling costs
    Virtualization gives you the power to right-size the IT infrastructure through server consolidation and dynamic load balancing across a pool of servers

    Simplify management
    ASUS Virtualization provides a simplified way to manage server compute nodes, freeing you from local administrative tasks with a robust set of standard-based management capabilities.

    ASUS Certified Virtualization Servers

    ASUS has partnered with VMware to deliver a comprehensive virtualization solution. With ASUS servers, you can benefit from the various advantages of a virtual infrastructure. The following are ASUS servers certified by VMware for ESX and ESXi Server.

    First ever high density 2U parallel computing design The ASUS ESC4000 is a high density GPU server presented in a compact 2U rack mount with support for dual Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors, 18 DIMM slots with up to 48GB/144GB memory and 4 double-wide NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPU computing processors. It enables high-end professional applications such as life/medical sciences, engineering and sciences, financial modeling, EDA and visualization. The ESC4000 packs outstanding features, flexible design and versatile hardware, making it an ideal choice for intense parallel computing tasks.

    High-Performance & Expandable Server & Workstation TS700-E6/RS8 supports latest Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series with Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture Platform Architecture and 12-DIMM slots with up to 48/96GB high scalability for memory intensive applications, which provides a leading-edge foundation for business that requires high availability and mission critical applications.

    2-way Pedestal for SMB TS500-E6/PS4 is ASUS latest pedestal 5U storage server and workstation designed for growing business that demands 7x24 hour availability and mission critical applications, delivering high performance, power-saving solutions and flexible I/O choices for users.

    Extreme Computing Density with High Power Efficiency, and Storage TechnologyThe RS720Q-E6/RS12 is the latest flagship ASUS server based on Intel® 6-core/4-core 5500/5600 processors, with a quad DP system in a 2U chassis. Features include high efficiency redundant power supplies, hot-swap design, remote management and upgradable storage. Endowed with profound computing capabilities and outstanding performance, the RS720Q-E6/RS12 is perfect for HPC and enterprise applications.

    Duo Nodes with Independent Power Supply in 1U Server Supporting Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processor, RS700D-E6/PS8, the dual 2-Processor systems provide extreme performance for customers with 4-way, 16-core computing capability in 1U. The design of 1~8 hot swap 2.5” SATA/SAS HDDs support is space-saving with its normal form factor.

    Cable-less Design 1U with High Power Efficiency For 1U enterprise level applications, RS700-E6 can be an ideal choice with fast processing speed, ample storage, considerate redundancy design and unique cable-less design.

    Mainstream High Speed 1U Computing Node RS500-E6/PS4 supports the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series platform and 12-DIMM slots to provide high memory scalability. Featuring high power efficiency and storage capacity, it offers outstanding performance in mainstream high speed computing nodes.

    2U Storage Server for Enterprise Applications RS520-E6/RS8 is leading in computing power with support of the Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processor platform and total 12-DIMM memory capacity for computing-intensive applications. With 8 HDDs and versatile features, the RS520-E6/RS8 is ideal for storage server use.

    Highly Expandable 1U Server with Quad LAN As a UP 1U rack-mount server based on new generation Intel® Xeon® Sandy Bridge CPUs, the RS300-E7/PS4 provides immediate performance upscaling, extensive expandability and upgradability. It also features quad LAN networking and remote management, offering an ideal server for entry-level applications.

    Energy-Saving 1U Green Server Two of the key world topics today are ""green"" and ""energy-savings"". With these concepts in mind, ASUS has made great efforts in its products, and the latest RS160-E5 is the server featuring with 80 plus® certified power supply and innovative green designs.

    1U Server for High Performance Computing ASUS RS160-S5 server is designed for High Performance Computing. Featuring with green design and latest technology, the server delivers the best cost/performance choice for cluster and various computing-extensive applications.

    Most Powerful and Reliable 1U Performance Dual-Core Xeon® Server (Quad Core Support) RS162-E4/RX4 is a new Dual-Core / Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor-based server at FSB1066/1333MHz. With support of EM64T technology, 64-bit OS, ECC DDR2 memory, and dual PCI-Express Gigabit LAN, it delivers powerful functions to customers.

    Enjoy Maximal Capacity in ASUS 2U Server Solution (Quad Core Support) As one of the Taiwan Excellence Winners in 2006, ASUS Server RS260-E4/RX8 is based on two Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5000/5100 Sequence or Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5300/5400 Sequence, FSB 1333MHz and up to 8M L2 cache. Running on the Intel® 5000P MCH, and Intel® 6321ESB I/O Controller Hub chipset, it supports 64-bit computing to deliver outstanding performance upgrade. RS260-E4/RX8 provides the high performance brought by the latest technology and ASUS unique features.