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.