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Expertise

A Purpose-Built Approach to Hyperscale Platform Design

At scale, data center compute and storage hardware designed for specific applications can decrease total cost of ownership while optimizing performance and efficiency. With experience engineering solutions for many of the world’s largest data center customers, ZT Systems helps you realize these benefits with a superior combination of hyperscale-focused design expertise and rapid development capabilities. Our customer-collaborative approach ensures solutions that are truly tailored to your needs – and can be more quickly deployed into data centers to drive your business.

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Solution architecture at ZT Systems begins with close collaboration to understand your unique priorities, application performance requirements, software stack, and physical data center characteristics. Factors influencing design range from target metrics such as cost per TB to power envelope, density, ease of serviceability, and supply chain diversification. We consider the broadest range of potential options and help you understand tradeoffs so that all design elements reflect your unique success criteria.

A pioneer of the “vanity-free” design approach made familiar by the Open Compute Project, ZT creates solutions that dispense with nonessential functionality and cosmetic elements. We leverage standard components where possible, and employ enclosure, board and rack level design capabilities as appropriate. We understand that “the rack is the SKU” in most hyperscale deployments, and our design and testing approach reflects this.

Capabilities:

  • Compute and storage system architecture
  • Platform development, test and validation
  • Low power and ambient temperature solutions
  • Rack, Chassis and circuit board design and prototyping
  • Rack-level solution design and testing
  • CFD Thermal modeling and simulation
  • Rack and data center level thermal test chamber
  • Open source server management experts