Escala Infrastructure Powers Digital Transformation

The foundation for today’s data centers and cloud platforms

Benefit from efficient and trouble-free migration to a cloud infrastructure.

In every sector, traditional data center infrastructure models are struggling to deliver the agility and responsiveness demanded by a data-driven business.  New cloud infrastructures deliver both performance and cost-savings – but only if you make the right choices.

Your migration to cloud must be planned and executed under the pressure to radically reduce both capital and operational expenditure while delivering exceptional continuity and performance.

It must take place without compromising compliance or security obligations.  At the same time, it must be ready for the shift to open source approaches to both application development and delivery.

The Atos Escala range of cloud-ready servers makes the ideal engine for your new cloud infrastructure.

Escala answers the need for affordable, high-performance on-premises cloud.  It delivers a flexible, cost-effective and highly-automated path to a winning cloud infrastructure.

Designed to support databases and business-critical applications, Escala delivers best-in-class enterprise reliability, availability, and serviceability.

92% of business executives believe that digital technology will disrupt their business in the next 12 months.

Escala servers from Atos

New Escala POWER9-based servers E2-900, E3-900, E4-900 and L3-900

Atos announces the next generation of Escala entry-level servers, E2-900, E3-900, E4-900 and L3-900, all with POWER9 technology, offering the market-proven Power reliability trusted by customers the world over for their IT infrastructures, from shop level to large data center deployments.

These new servers provide a logical scale-out path for customers looking to expand their data center capacities, or renew their existing servers with new levels of performance and connectivity. POWER9 technology is designed for data-intensive workloads, and is an excellent platform for Oracle or PostGres Data-bases, Big Data and Hortonworks.

POWER9 offers twice the memory footprint of POWER8 servers, making it an ideal platform for in-memory and data-centric applications, and for hosting your Big Data and Machine Learning applications.  POWER9 servers are configured from the start for maximum performance, providing dynamic optimization of processor frequency at any given time based on workload.

These new Escala servers are cloud-ready, with embedded PowerVM Enterprise Edition meaning all workloads are fully virtualized and mobile and ready for cloud infrastructures. Cloud-ready also means that the new Escala servers arrive with integrated cloud management, OpenStack-based PowerVC Cloud Manager, so customers can deploy scalable, mission-critical business applications in virtualized, private and/or hybrid cloud infrastructures in a flash.  PowerVC includes an open source automation and cloud software stack (Chef). This software stack increases efficiency, simplifies management and deployment tasks, and reduces possible human error.

As part of the total package provided for the new Escala Entry level servers announced recently, the Escala Competence Center can provide the expert services required to put a private or hybrid cloud into place.


                                                 Announcing POWER9™-based Escala L3-OP90 server – making Machine Learning a reality

The Escala™ L3-OP90 POWER9 server is a powerful 2-socket server that offers 32 or 40 fully activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility to help meet accelerated computing needs. The server is designed for high-performance data analytics and workloads requiring high computing performance such as Machine Learning.

Equipped with the just-announced POWER9 processors, providing market-unique, coherent inter-connect to the latest NVDIA® Volta™ GPUs, the Escala new line of servers learn 4x faster compared to current competitive offers, thus delivering the speed required to create accurate models for AI solutions.

No longer a prediction for the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now reality and used by many electronic devices to simplify our lives. Escala servers can now be used to develop and provide the models required to enable the intelligence of these devices.

Escala, provides one of, if not ‘THE’ most powerful and most cost-efficient ML architecture today, also differentiating from competitors by delivering a complete SW stack, PowerAI™, which actually makes the ML “magic” accessible to a larger public (and not only to expensive AI experts). This drastically reduces implementation complexity, offering ease of use, as well as revolutionary semi-automatic data-labeling.

Availability and performance

Escala servers provide the best-in-class, built-in reliability and security characteristics that are vital for business critical applications. With a “meantime between fatal crash” well above 70 years, Escala servers have proven to deliver significantly higher uptimes compared to competing architectures.

Depth of service expertise

With over 25 years’ experience as an IBM OEM, our Escala services provide unrivalled expertise and support for the development and maintenance of AIX and OpenSource. Escala virtualisation, PowerVM, has an industry-recognised track record for security. In the 15+ years that PowerVM has been on the market, not one security vulnerability has been reported.

IaaS AIX-on-demand

The Escala IaaS provides AIX-on-demand; shifting CAPEX to OPEX while reducing management cost and complexity.  The Atos IaaS approach ensures continuity and performance, even in the face of rapidly changing demand.

Postgres migration

Atos delivers smooth and cost-effective migration to Postgres, with full Oracle compatibility, for even the largest and most complex heritage databases.

Escala partners with Splendid Data to enable Oracle to Postgres migrations

Our partnership provides leading-edge Escala servers with Postgres to deliver our customers their data center modernization.

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Modular Cloud Servers

Discover Escala’s Modular Cloud-ready Servers, including OpenStack based management and OpenSource automation tools.


Escala Entry POWER9 Servers

The New Escala entry servers, based on POWER9, deliver unprecedented performance and flexibility to consolidate AIX and Linux workloads in a virtualized environment.


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Escala POWER8 Linux servers

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High availability

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Our experts

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Rene Verkerk

Director Global Escala

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Gert Prieber

Chief Strategist

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