CloudMax is an on-premises, x86-based private cloud appliance that integrates hardware, storage, networking, virtualization and dynamic management to create a private cloud environment.
no question that the trend in SMB cloud computing looks something like this:
Open box, take unit out of box, plug in unit, turn on unit, plug unit into the
sure, there may also be a few drop-down menus to peruse, and perhaps even an IP
address to enter. But more and more of this equipment is preconfigured and, for
all intents and purposes, plug-and-play.
on April 25 perpetuated this trend by launching CloudMax, a private cloud
appliance developed specifically for SMBs looking for a preintegrated hardware
and software package-one that can deliver out-of-the-box cloud services.
on-premises, x86-based private cloud appliance integrates hardware, storage,
networking, virtualization and dynamic management to create a private cloud
environment, Amax said.
Amax uses unified threat management, which is embedded into the appliance
infrastructure to enforce security on three levels-intrusion prevention,
application control and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) VPN-for real-time protection
without slowing down cloud performance, Amax said.
unit combines cloud management automation, unified threat management and
advanced platform engineering into a ready-to-deploy package, Amax said.
Pricing starts at about $65,000.
Calif.-based Amax, which has built its reputation since 1979 in the high-performance
computing world by making custom servers and workstations, also makes
high-performance computing clusters for customers such as CalTech, the
Department of Defense, Stanford University and the Argonne National Lab.
will be performing live demonstrations of CloudMax in booth #911 at Interop Las
Vegas 2011 at Mandalay Bay on May 10-12, 2011.
Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz