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AMAX Information Technologies

May 06, 2013 11:00 ET

AMAX Named Member & Official Solutions Provider of the Open Compute Project Foundation

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Data Center, and custom x86-based Appliance Manufacturing solutions, today announced its membership & status as Official Solutions Provider of the Open Compute Project (OCP) and will be leveraging its manufacturing and integration capabilities to deploy large-scale efficiency-oriented datacenter solutions with OCP technology. The Open Compute Project is a rapidly growing community whose mission is to enable the development and delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing.

As a member and official solutions provider of OCP, AMAX will combine OCP designs with unique customization and testing capabilities to deliver a new range of server solutions that are "precision-fit" to the technical and business requirements of individual large data centers. AMAX's OCP solutions will leverage the latest Open Compute design concepts to improve server and storage cost effectiveness, ease of maintenance and energy efficiency for volume data center customers.

"OCP data centers are among the most efficient, scalable data centers in the world and have been designed from the ground up through open collaboration," said Matt Thauberger, Director of Sales at AMAX. "As part of AMAX's vision, we continue to support open-architecture industry standards that are crucial for high performance, energy efficient, low cost, scalable compute clusters while adding our capabilities in global logistics, custom manufacturing and testing processes, and supply chain management to give customers a one stop shop for what can be a complex design and deployment. With our recent wins in the Big Data space with our award-winning PHAT Data cluster line, OCP is a natural complementation of our capabilities and we're excited about our involvement with the OCP Foundation."

"The Open Compute Project Foundation's goal is to build the most efficient computing infrastructure through open design standards," said Mike Yang, general manager and vice president of Quanta QCT. "Together with AMAX, we will provide access to OCP compliant solutions to a broader range of customer and bring a new level of efficiency to data centers around the globe -- large or small."

AMAX has consistently occupied a unique space as a technology architecture consultant and system manufacturer for many of the top national labs and Fortune 100 companies in the world. With decades of design experience in x86 architecture, combined with quality-oriented global manufacturing capabilities to service the US, Canadian, LTAM, APAC and EMEA regions, AMAX is able to deliver the ultimate in flexibility for cutting-edge, cost-effective data center solutions designed around a no-compromise open architecture approach. To ensure high levels of consistent quality, AMAX's controlled high-mix manufacturing process includes production floor control, revision control, BOM control and component level tracking for all systems.

Additionally, with over 30 years in the industry, AMAX is able to leverage its long-standing relationships with technology ecosystem partners for efficient supply chain management and revision control, handle global logistics for on-time deliveries, and customize manufacturing processes and testing based on specific customer needs.

For optimal ease of deployment, servers can be pre-racked and cabled, and full racks can be shipped worldwide with an industry-leading delivery SLA. AMAX's commitment to operational excellence is demonstrated by a strong track record of less than .05% field failure rates, on-time delivery, and global service, support and RMA capabilities.

Founded in 1979, AMAX specializes in engineering and manufacturing advanced Cluster, Server and Storage Solutions. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX globally operates ISO:9001/14001/ TL9000 certified and UL approved facilities throughout North America and China to service the US, Canadian, LTAM, APAC and EMEA regions. AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides efficient and top-of-the-line manufacturing solutions and global logistics to OEM customers while AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides innovative and scalable cluster, server, and storage products developed for HPC, Cloud, Virtualization and Big Data applications.

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