QCT Rackgo M is based on the Open CloudServer version 2 standard, contributed to the Open Compute Project by Microsoft and powered by the latest Intel® server processor family.

Rackgo M is an innovative solution for running business applications that is built to integrate server, storage and networking functionality with technology exchange and heterogeneous management. The rack system offers ease, density, availability, affordability and scalability that are central to the blade technology promise. Rackgo M shares the same design concept of blade servers with integrated storage, all in an easy-to-use package that is designed specifically for the office and distributed enterprise environment.

Infrastructure introduction

One Rackgo M chassis holds up to 24 compute and storage blades in any combination of your choice with integrated chassis management module in a mere 12U rack space. The chassis centralizes the high efficiency power suppliers (5+1 redundancy) for up to a pool of 8K watt power source, and utilizes large fan walls to reach the operational efficiency beyond the conventional servers currently available in the market.

A Multiple Option of Blades

QCT Rackgo M offers two different types of blades. MC510 compute blade supports the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family to provide unprecedented computing performance. With up to eight 2.5” hard disks (four hot-swap and four fixed), MC510 blade provides astonishing compute and storage integration that is so easy-to-use. MS100 storage blade supports up to ten 3.5” 6tb fixed (non hot-swap) hard disks with the highest storage density in an 1/2U architecture, ideal for hadoop and distributed software applications.

Similarity to blade server

Furthermore, with both 40Gbps-ready (network) and 12G-SAS-ready (storage) tray backplane design, Rackgo M increases data transfer speed and efficiency across blade servers and networks. The shared single compute/storage tray backplane design and pre-configured rear cables function the same as the blade midplane to help reduce service complexity and allow enterprise businesses to run mission critical applications.

Network and storage cabling via backplane architecture

QCT Rackgo M offers an unique passive backplane for simplicity and signal integrity risk reduction, and architectural flexibility for multiple network types such as 10Gbe/40Gbe Copper/Optical. For any enterprise service teams, no cable touch required helps reduce the TCO during production operations and on-site support.