SOURCE: AMAX Information Technologies

AMAX Information Technologies

April 25, 2011 08:00 ET

AMAX New Private Cloud Appliance Platform Enables Enterprises to Quickly and Securely Capture Power of the Cloud

Ready-to-Deploy AMAX CloudMax Solution Accelerates Private Cloud Adoption and Reduces IT Management Complexity and Costs

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - AMAX, a leading provider of enterprise and cloud computing solutions, today announced the AMAX CloudMax private cloud appliance platform. CloudMax was developed specifically for small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) seeking a pre-packaged, pre-integrated total hardware and software solution delivering out-of-the-box cloud services to improve IT responsiveness and increase utilization with fewer resources. CloudMax combines cloud management automation, unified threat management, and advanced platform engineering into a ready-to-deploy total solution starting under $65k, propelling companies to move seamlessly into the cloud for an immediate reduction in IT complexity, necessary manpower and overall operational costs.

The CloudMax on-premise, x86-based private cloud appliance is a complete platform that integrates hardware, storage, networking, virtualization, and dynamic management solutions to create a private cloud environment. The CloudMax was designed specifically for SMEs and their diverse computing infrastructure requirements across virtual and physical machines, supporting various hypervisors and operating systems from a single end-to-end management platform. This allows enterprises with limited IT support to leverage the full benefits of private cloud computing without the added complexity or costs. Compared with SMEs manually configuring a similar system, AMAX's advanced engineering expertise ensures system compatibility, reducing time and eliminating the risk in selecting independent hardware and software components. This decreases IT hours in integrating systems, provisioning and maintenance so a company can focus on staying agile and doing what it does best.

At the core of the new private cloud offering is AMAX's next-generation automated cloud management suite, which accelerates and simplifies cloud computing deployments and offers a high degree of integration, flexibility, and resource optimization, providing an enhanced self-service, request-driven user experience. The cloud management suite features intelligent resource reservation and allocation to ensure the right resources are allocated to the right application at the right time. By leveraging complementary application usage patterns to increase and optimize overall resource utilization, capital costs can be reduced by 75 percent and operating costs by 25 percent, with resource utilization increased to 50-60 percent. Service levels are also improved since resources can be dynamically added to higher-priority applications when needed, further reducing IT expenditures.

Guarding the private cloud gateway is AMAX's unified threat management solution, which is embedded into the appliance infrastructure to enforce security on three levels: intrusion prevention, application control, and SSL VPN, for real-time protection without compromising cloud performance.

"This is truly the year of the Cloud, and the AMAX CloudMax appliance platform redefines the foundation of private cloud computing by eliminating the associated complexity and excessive costs with traditional private cloud deployments," said Jean Shih, President at AMAX. "CloudMax is designed to be a complete working cloud platform right out of the box that's easy to manage, allowing enterprises to focus on delivering their core business value rather than on building IT infrastructures. We are empowering organizations to improve their IT responsiveness and increase computing utilization -- one cloud at a time."

The new AMAX CloudMax is the perfect combination of automated management, network security and solid platform to transition SMEs from an internal IT infrastructure to a more productive and efficient private cloud infrastructure that is automated and supports multi-tier applications. With further advanced security and flexible scaling options available as well as a wide range of Professional Services to assist customers in cloud planning and deployment, CloudMax is a complete out-of-the-box cloud solution presenting exceptional value to businesses ready to cut IT costs and maximize their resources. To witness the next step in the Cloud Revolution, come see a live demo of CloudMax in the AMAX booth #911 at Interop Las Vegas 2011 at Mandalay Bay from May 10-12, 2011.

About AMAX
Founded in 1979, AMAX is a leading provider of innovative enterprise and cloud computing solutions. By applying a unique combination of engineering expertise with an open standards-based approach, we are known as the go-to choice for organizations and global Fortune 1000 companies for engineering powerful and efficient solutions that push the boundaries of cloud computing. Our innovative CloudMax private cloud appliance platform can dramatically help accelerate and simplify your cloud deployment and offers a high degree of integration, flexibility, and resource optimization, providing an enhanced self-service, request-driven user experience. We are revolutionizing infrastructures by empowering organizations to improve their IT responsiveness and increase computing utilization -- one cloud at a time. AMAX is proud to be ISO 9001 Certified and China Compulsory Certified. The company headquarters is in Fremont, CA with offices in Richardson, TX, Taipei, Taiwan, and Suzhou and Shanghai, China. For more information on AMAX, visit www.amax.com/enterprise.

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    John C. Tran
    AMAX Information Technologies
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