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AMAX Wins Intel's Server Innovation Award for Converged Cloud Infrastructure Platform

AMAX's CloudMax? Combines Open Compute Hardware and OpenStack Software for Winning Data Center Solution at Intel Solutions Summit 2014

FREMONT, CA, April 29, 2014 - AMAX, a leading provider of efficient and manageable cloud and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) solutions, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Server Innovation Award by Intel for its CloudMax? Converged Cloud Infrastructure Platform. The award is given to the most groundbreaking data center or server solution demonstrating a successful deployment of cutting-edge technology resulting in direct return on investment for the client.

AMAX's CloudMax? Converged Cloud Infrastructure Platform is a rack-level solution architected using Facebook-inspired Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware that allows clients to run various applications such as web, cache, data analytics, storage and cloud services within the same rack. Designed for ultimate density, modularity and power/cooling efficiency, CloudMax? is geared towards responsiveness to business agility requirements and managing long-term operational expense through better efficiency and upgradability. Its inherently streamlined design requires only the simple changing of component-level configurations to repurpose servers as application needs change. All racks are shipped pre-loaded with the latest version of OpenStack, easily allowing applications to be loaded and ready to run within days. CloudMax? is available with standard switching as well as an Open Switch option featuring SDN support availability.

In terms of real-world deployments, AMAX's CloudMax? Converged Cloud Infrastructure Platform was integrated as the platform for IO's IO.Cloud solution. IO.Cloud is thought by the company to be the first commercially available Enterprise Cloud solution that is built on a fully-converged, open reference architecture, comprised of Open Compute designed hardware and OpenStack Cloud? software. The reference architecture for IO.Cloud featuring AMAX's CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure platform can be found on the AMAX IO OCP Reference Architecture white paper.

The ITaaS and data center industries are increasingly requiring converged infrastructures to support sustainable cloud deployments that are fully-integrated, flexible and make long-term sense, said Jean Shih, President, AMAX. CloudMax? was developed in response to this market demand, and in such a competitive field of nominees, we are honored to be recognized by Intel for this exciting product achievement.

The candidates for the Server Innovation Award were extremely compelling with several cutting edge submissions.  We were very impressed by AMAXs CloudMax? converged cloud solution, said CJ Bruno, Intel VP, GM Americas. Not only did it demonstrate high potential of Intel processing power in a highly dense and efficient cloud platform, but its a well developed cloud infrastructure that allows data centers to quickly get their cloud up and running, with the agility and efficiency to nimbly respond to business demands.

Intel Solution Summit 2014 was held April 23-25, 2014 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The summit is the largest Intel channel event for Intel executives and channel partners, recognizing the latest industry and Intel news, technologies and trends. 

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AMAX is a trusted leader in Datacenter, HPC and OEM Solutions in North America and has been recognized for many industry awards. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Fremont, Calif., 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. Find out how your company can test drive the AMAX OCP Data Center Solution at

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