2020-09-14 20:15Press release

New Storage and Processing Blades Accelerate Decision-Making for Big Data, 5G Communications and Artificial Intelligence

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Mercury’s latest blade offerings reduce data storage bottlenecks and boost compute-intensive applications

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, today announced the new HDC-U.2 High Density Compute and HDS8R storage blades, uniquely combining both storage and compute capabilities into single-blade Enterprise & Datacenter SSD Form Factors (EDSFF) so customers can minimize their overall computing footprint without sacrificing storage capacity or computing speed.

The new blades expand Mercury’s flagship rugged RES HD blade server platform with up to eight high-capacity solid-state drives and two Intel® Xeon® server-class processors in a single slot and feature optional hardware and software protection to safeguard critical IP. Utilizing a single blade type, customers can keep pace with compute-intensive applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and sensor fusion and accelerate decision-making by capturing, storing and analyzing data onboard the platform in real time that would have otherwise been discarded or sent to the cloud for processing.

“The growth of big data, 5G networks and AI continues to increase compute and data storage demands on edge systems,” said Scott Orton, vice president and general manager, Edge. “IT administrators and systems architects are constantly juggling trade-offs between storage capacity, bandwidth, latency and cost to stay ahead of the technology refresh curve. Our new scalable HDC-U.2 and HDS8R blades provide the ideal balance of these features, supporting next-generation PCI express speeds while maximizing serviceability, storage and compute capabilities, all while delivering significant cost savings. Through these types of innovations, we’re making technology profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense.”

Mercury is accelerating innovation for its customers as the Company bridges the gap between commercial technology and defense applications to meet the industry’s current and emerging needs. To learn more, visit mrcy.com/bladeservers or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mrcy.com.

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters®
Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industries. Optimized for customer and mission success, our innovative solutions power more than 300 critical aerospace and defense programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., and with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet the industry’s current and emerging high-tech needs. Our employees are committed to Innovation that Matters®. To learn more, visit mrcy.com, or follow us on Twitter.

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Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems, Inc.
+1 978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com

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About Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) is a global commercial technology company serving the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., the company delivers trusted, secure open architecture processing solutions powering a broad range of mission-critical applications in the most challenging and demanding environments. Inspired by its purpose of delivering Innovation that Matters, By and For People Who Matter, Mercury helps make the world a safer, more secure place for all.