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AMAX Information Technologies

October 01, 2013 06:00 ET

Launch a Fully-Functional Private Cloud in Minutes With AMAX's CloudMax

Private Cloud Appliance Powered by Piston Lets You Own Your Own Cloud

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - AMAX, a leading innovator of Datacenter and HPC solutions for OpenStack™, Hadoop and Parallel Computing, is proud to announce the release of CloudMax, a total turnkey OpenStack Private Cloud solution, powered by Piston OpenStack™.

AMAX's CloudMax is a fully converged and modular Private Cloud solution based on OpenStack, which takes the complexity and expertise requirement out of maintaining an enterprise-ready, secure private cloud, with the ability to launch a fully functional private cloud in less than 10 minutes. Powered by Piston OpenStack, CloudMax utilizes Piston's Null-Tier Architecture™ in which every server handles compute, storage, networking and management requirements for the ultimate in high-availability and ease of scaling -- just add more modules to grow your cloud.

Key features include CloudBoot, a system orchestration framework modeled after the pioneers of cloud computing at Amazon, Google and Microsoft that allows for a streamlined launch of your cloud in minutes, zero-downtime updates and unbelievably easy scaling (just rack and wire new nodes); Moxie HA™ which enables servers to collectively self-manage using a fault-tolerant, master-elected job runner with distributed watchdog service and fencing to ensure a 24/7 private cloud; and Virtual Memory Streaming which can clone thousands of VMs in-memory within seconds. The CloudMax appliance comes fully turnkey and optimized for cloud computing with five heterogeneous compute nodes and 24-port 10Gb switch as the perfect cloud pilot kit.

"We're very excited about the market implications of CloudMax and its integration with Piston's revolutionary OpenStack operating system," said Julia Shih, Director of Strategic Alliance, AMAX. "OpenStack is an inherently powerful set of tools for bringing up a private cloud, but the complexity and expertise required to build a working cloud is well-documented. By utilizing an enterprise-ready private cloud OS with reliable architecture that simplifies scaling, the market now has a private cloud solution that is ready for real world implications, rather than trusting critical business applications and data to what can sometimes amount to a science project with homegrown OpenStack developments."

"This solution represents a real integration win for practical private cloud deployments," said Rob Williams, VP of Alliances, Piston. "Large enterprises know they can't depend solely on public clouds in terms of cost-efficiency and security, so running a stable private cloud is an absolute operational requirement. CloudMax features an automated, secure, and supported cloud using Piston OpenStack that's specifically developed for enterprises, and is ready to work out of the box. This frees up companies to focus on their core competencies rather than worrying about infrastructure."

For more information about CloudMax, please visit or contact your AMAX rep for more information. For more information about Piston OpenStack, please visit

About AMAX
Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Datacenter, HPC and OEM Solutions in North America. Headquartered in Fremont, California, with locations in China to service the APAC region, AMAX is an open-architecture manufacturer specializing in innovative and scalable cluster, server, and storage products developed for Datacenter, HPC, Cloud and Big Data applications. AMAX's mission is to provide best-in-class engineering, architectural design, manufacturing, global logistics & support to empower customers to solve the most complex computing challenges, handle massive amounts of data and meet product development demands to maintain a competitive advantage. As an Official OCP Solutions Provider, AMAX can build datacenter solutions using both standard and OCP architecture.

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