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The 2019 Acer Altos Product Showcase + Demonstration!

In addition to their consumer gaming products, Acer also has an Altos subsidiary that offers enterprise-grade cloud computing and network storage solutions. Here is the 2019 Acer Altos product showcase and demonstration!


The 2019 Acer Altos Product Showcase + Demonstration

Altos Computing Inc President, Jackie Lee, flew in from Taipei to introduce the 2019 Acer Altos product line-up for business and enterprise users.

Acer Altos QSAN XN3004T Tower 4+1 Bay NAS

The Acer Altos QSAN XN3004T NAS (Network-Attached Storage) runs on the QSM 3 operating system, and comes with a USB One Touch Copy Button, which allows the automatic back-up of USB flash drives and external hard disk drives to pre-set folders.

It has an auto-tiering architecture, that will progressively optimise the data to allow users to retrieve their data quicker. Its real-time remote replication and cloud backup also allows for additional backup of important assets.

Thanks to its hybrid (N+1) storage system, the XN3004T NAS allows you to add a SSD for better data access performance from its four 3.5-inch hard disk drives. It also boasts a screw-less tray design, which allows you to install, upgrade, or replace existing HDDs without tools.

Given the importance of data security, Acer Altos QSAN XN3004T NAS has built-in anti-virus protection. In addition, its self-encrypting drive (SED) technology protects the data from Day 1, and secures it even if the physical drives are stolen or misplaced.

Acer Altos P Series Workstations

The Acer Altos P30 F6 workstation comes with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA Quadro graphics card to deliver the performance and reliability expected by creative professionals, engineers, scientists and financial analysts. It also supports up to 64 GB of RAM and 32 TB of storage.

Acer also offers the Altos P330 F4, which is equipped with the powerful and reliable server-grade Intel Xeon Processor Skylake-W Family and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics cards. It supports up to 512 GB of RAM, and comes with a 900W power supply as well as a dual-fan option for increased airflow.

Acer AltosCloud VDI Solution

Acer also showcased the AltosCloud VDI (Virtual desktop infrastructure) solution, which allows users to easily set up their own virtual desktop computing system. It is ideal for organisations such as call centers, hospitals and even the library setups of private schools, colleges and universities.

The AltosCloud VDI allows an organisation to provide a desktop computing experience by simply connecting a keyboard, mouse, monitor and a LAN cable to the Acer Altos TC400 or TC410 thin client terminals.

Organisations can also leverage other computing devices like desktop PCs, laptops, Chromebook and even Android smartphones. The AltosCloud VDI solution is powered by the Acer Altos server range at the backend.

Price + Availability

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The complete range of 2019 Acer Altos products will be available for purchase at Acer official online stores, and select Acer authoriser resellers soon.

Equipped with four 2 TB hard disk drives, the Acer Altos QSAN XN3004T Tower 4+1 Bay NAS, will be priced at RM 4,699 / ~US$ 1,149 / ~£ 862.

The Acer Altos P30 F6 workstation is priced from RM 4,280 / ~US$ 1,046 / ~£ 785 onwards, while the Acer Altos P330 F4 workstation is priced from RM 8,799 / ~US$ 2,149 / ~£ 1,615 onwards.


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UNISEL Boasts Next-Gen VDI At Key Campus Locations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 March 2017 – Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) has recently successfully deployed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure at two of its key campus locations located in Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya. An initiative by Centre for Information Communication and Technology (CICT) at UNISEL, the infrastructure is powered by VMware technology running on advanced computing solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

UNISEL Chancellery Building | Photo Credit : Life in UNISEL


VMware Horizon Advanced 7

UNISEL found this solution in VMware, which provide its Virtual Desktop Solution; VMware Horizon Advanced 7. The selection enables UNISEL to transform static desktops into secure, digital workspaces that can be delivered on-demand. Thanks to VMware Horizon Advanced 7, UNISEL can project virtual or remote desktops and applications through a single Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and app virtualization platform. The system can support up to 200 concurrent users utilizing Windows 7 Professional 32/64bit and is supported by bandwidth speeds of up to 100Mbps.

“UNISEL’s use of technology will enable more university staff and students to benefit from the ability to work and study anytime, anywhere on any device in a secure manner. We are confident that this use of technology will empower our nation and its workforce towards a digital economy and provide the competitive edge we need,” said Alex Loh, Country Manager, Malaysia, VMware.

Forming the base of UNISEL’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure network, the high-performance and scalable HPE DL580 Gen 9 servers are equipped with multiple powerful Intel Xeon processors, 448 GB RAM and a combination of 1Gbps, 8Gbps and 10Gbps network interface adapters. The servers offer flexible and fast access to data, improved reliability and data protection, and built-in redundancy to prevent data loss and downtime.

“Organizations including tertiary institutes like UNISEL are turning to technology to overcome new challenges in the age of digital disruption. Through our strategic alliance with VMware, we are proud to deliver reliable and scalable solutions that enable our customers to take advantage of the power of Hybrid IT, drive greater agility and efficiency, and create value for their organizations,” said Anita Lim, General Manager, Enterprise Group, Malaysia, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“Initially, what we sought was something that would enable us to consolidate control, delivery and protection of end user computing resources. Ideally, these would be flexible and policy driven to adapt to changing end user computing environments. We also wanted to leverage on virtual networking to simply and dynamically protect data centre infrastructure and workloads,” said En. Mohd Fariz Jaafar.


Benefits of virtualization for UNISEL

Laying the foundation of the Virtual Infrastructure servers, network and storage components, UNISEL VDI systems are ready to use, with minimal planned downtime, complete with the associated High Availability (HA) architecture. Hands-on training and comprehensive technical documentation were also fully supplied to UNISEL.

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“Aside from that, we are also impressed with VMware Horizon 7 being able to consistently provide a great end user experience. More importantly, it can do so across devices, locations, media and connections,” he added.

The end result for UNISEL is a modern delivery architecture that delivers desktops in seconds, reduces storage and operational costs with truly stateless desktops and ensure painless application packaging and installation.

The implementation for the UNISEL VDI project is to the satisfaction of all involved in the project and opening the door to more digital project in the future.

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