US Patent No. 9,992,903


Patent No. 9,992,903
Issue Date June 05, 2018
Title Modular Rack-mountable It Device
Inventorship Daniel Dufresne, Salem, NH (US)
Frank Miyahira, San Mateo, CA (US)
Keith C. Johnson, Medway, MA (US)
Assignee EMC IP Holding Company LLC, Hopkinton, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,992,903

19. A 1U rack-mountable computing device comprising:a storage component configured to include one or more storage devices, wherein the storage component includes a first electrical connector assembly;
a processing component configured to include one or more microprocessors and be releasably coupleable to the storage component, wherein the processing component includes a second electrical connector assembly configured to releasably couple directly to the first electrical connector assembly of the storage component;
an input/output component configured to couple the 1U rack-mountable computing device to a network infrastructure and be releasably coupleable to the processing component; and
a coupling system configured to releasably couple the storage component, the processing component, and the input/output component;
wherein the network infrastructure includes one or more of: an Ethernet infrastructure, a fiber channel infrastructure, and an infiniband infrastructure; and
wherein the one or more storage devices includes one or more of: at least one hard disk drive, and at least one solid state storage device.