AMI’s innovative solutions empower human lives through technologies
In 1985,American Megatrends Inc.(AMI) was founded by Mr. S Shankar with a mission to design state-of-the-art computer solutions and develop advance technology for the best computing solutions in the world. AMI offers Hi-tech engineering solutions and services to customers worldwide. The company is expertise in Embedded Services, BIOS Customization & Porting, Mobility Solutions, IP SAN/NAS Data storage solutions, and Healthcare IT solutions, Wearable, Internet of Things, Infrastructure Asset Management, Telematics Solutions, Knowledge Management System, Platform Validation Services and Android Services. As per the experience and the strength, now AMI is the world’s largest BIOS firmware vendor, with AMIBIOS® and Aptio® deployed in a high pro-portion of all computers worldwide.
AMI has been providing its services to the clients having goal to make them satisfied through providing innovative and newer products. The company has been very much concern of given commitment to its clients and has been always success in the terms of earning satisfaction of the clients.AMI’s extensive product line includes StorTrends® IP Storage Area Network (IP-SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, Aptio and AMIBIOS system software and firmware, MegaRAC® remote management software and firmware, solutions for the Android™ operating system including the AMIDuOS® Dual OS Environment for Windows® and app development and OS customization services, as well as a wealth of design, testing, validation and engineering services for system manufacturers.
The company established its corporate headquarter in Norcross, Georgia. As the company aims to spread the business across the world, it has branches in many overseas areas. Having branch in Chennai (India), it has another braches in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. AMI has been serving its products over hundreds of clients including major OEMs, Corporate enterprises and SMBs in all major industry verticals. In India, notable clients include Apollo Hospital Enterprises, Way 2 Wealth, Fullerton, Shriram Chits, MedsAllheathcare, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Sanmina SCI, Cancer Institute WIA, ISRO SHAR, QCI, SIMS Hospitals and many more. For serving such fruitful services, a team of 450 plus in India and 1300 plus worldwide have been working. The people having skills, talent and high zeal, are working with utilizing their massive level of potential to serve a world class service.
Founded in 1985, AMI has been consistent as a leader in the technology industry, including a number of firsts:
- First to build motherboards based on the Intel® 386 and 486 processor platforms, and first to use onboard external cache designs to significantly improve their performance
- First to build and ship a motherboard based on the Intel® Quad-Xeon® processor: the MegaPlex®
- First to support USB in BIOS, first to create a GUI BIOS interface with mouse support, first to integrate diagnostics into BIOS, and first to support ACPI with AMIBIOS®
- First zero-U, rack- and desktop-free, digital KVM over IP solution
- AMI’s MegaRAC® G2 remote management card was named a finalist at the 2002 NetWorld+Interop trade show, and received a CRN Ultimate Server award in 2003
- First to create Wireless Vitals Monitoring Product B.O.L.T (Make In India) which measures multiple health parameters from single device supporting multiple mobile.
Major Milestones for the company since founding
AMI has been a consistent achiever of its own set goals. The company aims to come with newer and innovative thoughts and solutions for its clients. Thus, AMI has reached at remarkable achievements.
Let’s go through the few of AMI’s milestones
1985: PC’s limited (a.k.a. Dell) becomes licensee for AMI’s BIOS
1986-87: World’s first 386 cache motherboard
1990: AMIDiag received PC Magazine’s Editor’s choice award
1998: MegaRAID becomes World’s #1 PCI RAID HBA
2001: AMI divests the MegaRAID division
2003: Mr. S. Shankar wins AeA Southeast Spirit of Endeavor Award, Outstanding Technology Entrepreneur
2014: AMI India launches BOLT
2015: Team Danvantri from AMI India, the only company from India, enters the final round of $10 Million Qualcomm TricorderXprize competition
AMI’s Awards & Recognitions
AMI has been always stands at the top of queues in the terms of getting awards and for recognitions for serving fruitful and remarkable services. It has won many awards time to time and has proved its presence in develop new technologies.
Few of the achievements are given below:
- 500, Second fastest growing private company in USA
- Atlanta Fast Tech 50, Number 9
- AMIDiag received PC Magazine’s Editor’s choice award
- S. Shankar wins AeA Southeast Spirit of Endeavor Award, Outstanding Technology Entrepreneur
- Team Danvantri from AMI India enters the final round of $10 Million Qualcomm TricorderXprize competition
- Norcross ranked in the top 20 based on the patents of innovative technology giants like the Norcross-based company American Megatrends
What is the business problem it hopes to solve with its solutions and offerings?
In technology market, many service providers are coming with their solutions. However, the needful of clients is not fulfilled according to their desirable requirements. Thus, AMI is the market leader known worldwide for its best-in-class BIOS and UEFI Firmware, used every day in all segments of the computing market in Server, Embedded, Tablet, Client and ARM products. Top OEMs and ODMs around the world consistently choose AMI for The Aptio Advantage.
AMI provides a comprehensive lineup of debug and diagnostic tools, pre-boot utilities and development systems to help improve the development experience and speed time to market.
MegaRAC family of solutions for Remote Management provides total in/out-of-band management for platforms and devices across the enterprise: Servers – Modular and Blade Systems – Client and Cloud-based Systems – Embedded Systems and Industrial PCs – IPMI Devices – Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) Devices – AMD® DASH-enabled Systems.
AMI provides a wide variety of Engineering Services to its valued customers around the globe, including custom Design Services for hardware, software and firmware solutions, Mobile Application Development and Support Services for clients in the mobile technology space through AMI’s Mobile Application Group (MAG), as well as Platform Validation and Testing Services at multiple AMI international locations for guaranteed, fault-proof testing of clients’ hardware, software and firmware products for pre-launch quality and reliability.
StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering key network storage functionality such as unified storage, simplified management, business continuity, disaster recovery, high efficiency and virtualization support.
The company provides a wide variety of Engineering Services to its valued customers around the globe, including custom Design Services for hardware, software and firmware solutions, Mobile Application Development and Support Services for clients in the mobile technology space through AMI’s Mobile Application Group (MAG), as well as Platform Validation and Testing Services at multiple AMI international locations for guaranteed, fault-proof testing of clients’ hardware, software and firmware products for pre-launch quality and reliability.
AMI looks in future
AMI’s new StorTrends 3610iN All Flash Array (AFA) on Dual controller architecture has been scheduled to launch in this year. It will be perfectly suitable for the most demanding applications, including high performance databases, VDI, OLTP and mixed workload environments. StorTrends 3610iN would be available in Active/Active or Active/Passive configurations, featuring All Flash drives (SSDs) in the head node and JBOD enclosures. StorTrends 3610iN will feature Solid State Drives in two tiers – Hot data tier and Cold data tier. By intelligently employing these hot and cold tiers, users not only experience higher performance, but also drastically longer drive endurance compared to other all flash arrays.
Sridharan Mani (Director & CEO)
Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends India private limited has earned a degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University, USA. He has around 22+ years of experience in information technology along with having Around 15+ years of his experience of holding key executive management and leadership position in the USA & India. He is an innovator and a team player, and has developed and established key products and solutions in Healthcare, Telematics and Service Delivery for global audience. He has around 15+ patents pending in the field of Healthcare and Telematics. He is team leader of Team Danvantri, the only entrant from India to race to the finals of the $10 Million Qualcomm TricorderXprize.
Professor of Goizeuta Business School Dr.BennKonsynski quotes “Mani has an excellent balance of strong technology skills and business acumen. He has an excellent grasp of business applications and management needs and keeping at the forefront of technology advances. He is also an individual with high integrity – a highly principled individual.”