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NEC Raises the Bar for High Density IT Solution Platforms for the public and Private Ccloud

Tokyo, May 20, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the global launch of a new solution platform based on micro modular servers - a world-class, compact, energy-efficient hardware - as a part of the "NEC Solution Platforms" portfolio. NEC's new solution platform is designed to support the demand for open solution platforms while satisfying business requirements for cloud services and big data analytics. This product enables users to reduce energy and operational costs as well as floor space requirements, while supporting higher value-added services.

"Intel is excited about NEC's new micro modular server-based solution platform focused on scaling out cloud workloads," said Shannon Poulin, Intel Data Center Group, Vice President and General Manager of the Datacenter Marketing Group. "The Intel Atom C2000 processor and Intel's high port count, low latency FM5224 Ethernet Switch have enabled NEC to deliver one of the world's densest servers optimized for innovative applications for hyper-scale datacenters and hosted by NEC cloud services."

Primary features of the new solution platform include:

1.Optimization for data centers

Solutions can be easily developed and deployed using NEC's new micro modular servers. The introduction of Atom C2000 simultaneously enables organizations to achieve energy savings and performance efficiency through server density to support scale out workloads. This design was first created and implemented at NEC's flagship data center in Kanagawa, Japan, where 'NEC Cloud IaaS' service is offered and has proved to be an ideal platform for companies that offer cloud services.

A total of 46 severs can be mounted in a 2U chassis, with 184 cores/U in this platform. The full rack is able to deliver an optimized platform with 700 servers/16 chassis into a 42U. This innovative design will deliver a 25% reduction in space requirements with 25% savings in energy costs. Additionally, the new platform also employs an optional cooling device that removes the heat generated from servers without using any power supply. This added option reduces power consumption by at least 30% when compared to conventional water-cooling methods*.

2.Unique technologies for integrated hardware management

The Chassis Management Module (CMM) manages hardware resources and streamlines the operation of a massive number of servers. The Rack Management System (RMS) also supports integrated rack management, including operational monitoring, alerting, remote management, firmware updates and power monitoring / capping which supports efficient server operation. CMM and RMS simplify data center management processes while reducing the total cost of operations.

3.Various solution options for different business requirements

Three solutions are being developed and released within a year. The first one, Cloud Platform for Dedicated Hosting, reduces hosting providers' costs significantly through energy-efficient, yet highly dense platform characteristics. The second solution, Cloud Platform for IaaS, is a solution that is deployed with OpenStack technology, which offers great competitive edge for the cloud services. Finally, the Data Platform solution with Hadoop, functions as a big data analytics platform with the advantage of scalable servers.

Big data analysis represents a significant and fast-growing market opportunity. The ability to collect and analyze the ever-increasing data volumes generated from devices connected to the cloud will provide businesses with clear differentiation in their industries, where batch processing alone is no longer a viable option.

"Big data analytics requires a real-time processing capability with high throughput and scalable servers," said Prof. John Ousterhout of Stanford University. "In addition to high performance and low operational cost, the hardware platform must be compact due to space constraints of private data centers, where highly confidential information is analyzed. Stanford University is working with NEC on scale-out cloud solutions by developing and evaluating platforms with new architectures and welcomes the announcement of this solution based on state-of-the-art servers."

NEC plans to provide additional solutions to meet market and business requirements for the cloud computing market. All these solutions will be provided as components of NEC Solution Platforms.

NEC continues to contribute to the future development of cloud computing by developing cutting-edge solutions with this new, concentrated and versatile solution platform.

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group is working towards the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. NEC aims to develop solutions for a wide range of issues as a company that creates value through the promotion of its "Solutions for Society" which provide advanced social infrastructure utilizing ICT.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

Source: NEC Corporation

Seiichiro Toda         
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NEC Corporation                     
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