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AMAX Information Technologies

August 31, 2011 08:00 ET

AMAX Partners With VMware on Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and ESX 5 Performance Testing VMworld 2011

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - AMAX (, the leading provider of high performance computing (HPC) and comprehensive virtualization solutions, announced at its booth # 553 during VMworld 2011, the joint collaboration with VMware to extensively test and validate a virtualized Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). VMworld, one of the largest virtualization-focused events of the year, is taking place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

High performance virtualized file systems are vital to organizations looking to achieve scalability, increase performance, and continually accelerate innovation. With rapid adoption of virtualization technology and the massive increase in popularity of Hadoop HDFS, organizations are truly able to lower costs and increase file system reliability of their virtualized IT infrastructure. Design expertise and implementation continues to be a dilemma for those looking for a performance optimized reliable way to store large files and run work across multiple nodes.

AMAX systems are built with an open standards-based architecture approach to integrate the latest computing technologies and give organizations virtually unlimited system and cluster configuration options. Leveraging AMAX's thirty-plus years of system design expertise, manufacturing capabilities and in-depth knowledge of various storage technologies, along with VMware's ESX 5™ virtualization technology and the revolutionary Hadoop HDFS, AMAX and VMware have developed a more efficient way to manage servers that delivers reliability, drives consolidation, and optimizes virtualization applications with HDFS.

HDFS is a revolutionary distributed file system that can reliably store data and run jobs across thousands of servers. The Hadoop framework harnesses a cluster of machines and executes user defined Map/Reduce jobs across the nodes within the cluster. Each job is expressed as a large distributed data operation set and enables excellent load-balancing capabilities and extremely low runtime overhead. AMAX engineers have leveraged the unique capabilities and features of HDFS and VMware ESX 5™ to provide a highly scalable, performance-optimized distributed file system solution.

"With a clear successful history of innovation, our customers benefit from both AMAX's engineering expertise and VMware's virtualization technology, providing the necessary tools for reliable and efficient performance-optimized storage using Hadoop HDFS," said James Huang, Product Marketing Manager, AMAX. "We've always strived to be at the forefront of technology, and this will enable us to once again introduce new and exciting solutions to meet and exceed customer demand."

Developed on an AMAX engineered cluster configuration, in collaboration with VMware system architects, AMAX will be providing performance and benchmark data once performance testing and validation is completed. For more information on other innovative solutions from AMAX, visit:

About AMAX

Founded in 1979, AMAX is the leading provider of high performance computing and comprehensive virtualization solutions. The company applies a unique combination of engineering expertise with an open standards-based approach to dramatically increase IT infrastructure ROI for a broad range of customers. Global organizations, including some of the world's best-known brands, use AMAX offerings to solve complex computing challenges, meet product development demands, integrate virtualization applications, reduce energy consumption, and stay competitive. 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 products and services, go to

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