CIARA Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

Montreal, QC – April 5, 2016 – CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, manufacture, deployment and support of cutting-edge servers and storage, announced today that it has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. Founded in December 2013, the OpenPOWER Foundation is an open non-profit membership community dedicated to helping modern data centers evolve their approach to technology. Members of the foundation are encouraged to innovate customized hardware solutions based upon POWER architecture in order to meet the growing needs of the industry. These innovations include custom systems for large or warehouse scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, platform optimization for SW appliances and advanced hardware technology exploitation.

“We are very pleased to announce our membership in the OpenPOWER Foundation as it represents some of the world’s largest technology leaders,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Collaborating with members of the foundation will help us to develop a whole new suite of products such as custom, ultra-efficient and high-performance systems as well as to build new business relationships within the data center industry. It is important for us to ensure that our customers benefit from the latest IT hardware available on the market,” added Mr. Scateni.

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Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products.  With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

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