24 August 2011
NextComputing has introduced Vigor EX-B, a battery-powered and fully mobile rugged server, able to run on its own power for four hours. Designed to support tactical operations centres and other mission-critical environments, the Vigor EX-B is the ideal platform for delivering virtualised 'local cloud' computing services to multiple users in a remote setting.
As cloud computing continues to grow across multiple industries, off-site operations are often seeking solutions to provide these types of services in the field. While traditional rackmount servers can do the job, these systems and their associated rack infrastructure – including power conditioning, switching, KVM, etc. – are often impractical in a tactical environment where size, weight, power and mobility are important factors. Electrical power is usually unreliable in these situations, and a typical UPS can only run a server for a very short period of time. And though laptops are usually the preferred platform for client systems, these computers are not up to the task of running multiple concurrent applications and operating systems with virtualisation – a requirement for deploying cloud services.
NextComputing solves these problems with the Vigor EX-B. Most importantly, the system is designed from the ground up for portability, reliability, and performance. The server’s rugged anodised aluminium chassis with both interior and exterior rubber shock absorbers ensures that the system will hold up to the rigours of field use