Silicon Valley Startup Sushi Cloud Rolls Out Bare-metal Services with GIGABYTE
From the Gigabyte website, discussing our partnership and the use of Gigabyte infrastructure in our bare metal servers:
The Silicon Valley startup Sushi Cloud is competing in the public cloud sector by providing “bare-metal” services that give users exclusive access to individual, standalone servers on the cloud, resulting in a triple boost to performance, versatility, and reliability. Sushi Cloud purchased GIGABYTE’s R152-Z30 Rack Servers to offer its clients the state-of-the-art performance of AMD EPYC™ CPUs; the versatility afforded by superb memory and storage capacities, in addition to OS and software ecosystem compatibility; and GIGABYTE’s proprietary high availability features (such as SCMP and dual ROM) and remote management functions (such as GIGABYTE Management Console and GIGABYTE Server Management).
Readers familiar with the evolution of computer science will know that the appliance of its inventions to real-life situations has always been—as it must always be with cutting-edge innovations—a bit of a moving target, akin to trying to land a jet plane on an aircraft carrier in rough seas. Market demand influences product design, but the constraints of available technologies also shape user habits. What we end up with is often an approximation of the ideal scenario: perfectly workable and sometimes surpassing our expectations, but never without room for improvement.
Such is the case with cloud computing. In the beginning, back when computers were physically enormous and enormously pricey, every client device (sometimes called a “dumb terminal”) had to connect to a mainframe to get any computing done. This changed when it became possible to mass produce high-end personal computers. The paradigm shift over the last two decades has been a move back to centralized computing, as breakthroughs in communications technology make it possible for end users to access servers much more powerful than their own devices over the internet. This heralded the rise of cloud computing.