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AMAX Announces Open Compute Project Reference Design for Complete OpenStack Solution

Reference Architecture for IO Data Centers' New Cloud Product Available at OCP Summit

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/14 -- AMAX, a leading provider of efficient and manageable cloud and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) solutions, announced today that it will be showcasing a complete Open Compute Project (OCP) solution for OpenStack at the 2014 Open Compute Summit in San Jose, CA, January 28-29. In addition, AMAX will release a data center reference design with IO Data Centers (IO), a global leader in smart data centers.

AMAX OCP Solution for OpenStack is a rack-level solution allowing clients to run various applications such as web, cache, data analytics and storage within the same rack. Its inherent streamlined design requires only simple changing of component-level configurations to repurpose servers as application needs change. All racks are shipped pre-loaded with OpenStack allowing applications to be easily added and ready to run within days. As IT needs evolve, servers are easily repurposed when application demands change, eliminating the need to buy specialized equipment for specific applications.

As a result of the solution's operational and performance efficiency combined with OpenStack's flexibility to take full advantage of virtualization and cloud-computing capabilities, AMAX's OCP Solution for OpenStack was chosen as the platform for IO's new offering, IO.Cloud.

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. To address the transparency and security concerns of the Enterprise, IO.Cloud is built upon IO's software-defined Intelligent Control™ data center platform, consisting of the IO.OS® data center operating system and IO.Anywhere® modular data center infrastructure.

"We see open architecture as the tipping point for Enterprise Cloud," said Troy Rutman, Director of Corporate Communications for IO. "AMAX brought the advanced engineering and expertise to architect a platform that works seamlessly with IO.Cloud. We needed a partner that really understood our DNA and our application requirements and AMAX delivered."

As a contribution to the Open Compute Project, AMAX and IO have published a reference architecture, Redefining the Data Center: How IO Used the Open Compute Platform to Create a Unique Cloud Solution, which will be available at AMAX booth A5 and IO booth A2 at OCP Summit.

"OCP is a real-game changer because it's not just the mega-watt data centers like Facebook that can utilize OCP. Any company with a data center or cloud services needs an efficient and nimble platform that doesn't drain resources and will generate revenue," said Julia Shih, Director of Strategic Alliance at AMAX. "It's no surprise that IO is leading the charge in taking advantage of this platform because IO is all about closing the gap between the needs of business and those of IT. We have no doubt IO.Cloud will translate into revenue for both IO and its customers."

The Open Compute Project was started in 2011 by a team of engineers at Facebook to build the world's most efficient data centers, allowing IT infrastructures of all sizes to benefit from unprecedented power and cooling savings, ease of maintenance and agility to scale as IT demands evolve.

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About AMAX

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 http://www.amax.com/enterprise/OCPtestdrive.asp

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