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AMAX Unveils Next Generation OEM Platform Solutions for Appliance-Based Software Deployments

Greater Performance and Increased Efficiency Bolster Proven AMAX x86-Based OEM Appliances (June 12, 2012)

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT, and custom Appliance Manufacturing solutions, today announced the immediate release of its latest, most advanced CPU-based x86 OEM appliance solutions built upon the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family (formerly named "Sandy Bridge"). The powerful new OEM platform takes full advantage of Intel®'s latest advancements in processor and chipset technology, and ushers in a new era of intelligent performance that dramatically increases performance and drives unparalleled power efficiency for x86 appliance-based solutions.

The new appliance solutions will give a revenue boost to ISVs, networking, security, storage, cloud computing, and database application developers by packaging complete turnkey solutions using custom-designed, highly-optimized OEM solutions that are fully validated with each company's specific applications. All solutions are designed specifically to optimize the performance and stability of the total solution, and manufactured to the highest-quality standards including worldwide certifications and AMAX's proprietary 5-Stage Quality Gate, which is directly responsible for industry-leading low field failure rates. These solutions allow companies to reduce deployment complexity, system downtime and customer-support issues by providing validated, software-certified platforms, and increase potential revenue with total-solution value-add while pushing the performance-per-watt envelope allowing application performance to truly shine.

By further tapping into the power of the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family, platforms and the underlying technology, AMAX's x86 appliances receive a further boost from features such as standard support for PCIe 3.0 which significantly improves I/O bandwidth, Quad-Channel DDR3 1600Mhz memory support for faster system I/O communication, Intel® Advanced Encryption Standards New Instructions (AES-NI) which boosts encryption performance, and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) which provides hardware-based resistance to software attacks.

"Working together AMAX and Intel have successfully delivered innovations for the appliance market based on Intel Architecture. We're pleased to continue our work together to bring the new technologies to support ISV's and application-solution providers with powerful total turnkey solutions," said Dylan Larson, Director of Xeon Product Marketing at Intel. "Intel continues to set new records in performance-per-watt and power efficiency in server processors, and together with AMAX we are delivering powerful and energy efficient appliance solutions for our customers."


A sample of the latest AMAX OEM appliances designed around the Xeon® E5-2600 includes:

  • AMAX XR-12201/301: The X-12201/301 1U servers are ideal for energy efficient, space saving deployments. The X-12201/301 feature up to two octal-core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family and the Intel® C600 chipset, with four internal 3.5" SAS/SATA drive bays or eight 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays, up to 768GB DDR3 1600Mhz ECC/Reg memory, 750W redundant Platinum-level efficiency power supplies, and intelligent remote server management.
  • AMAX XR-22201/301: The XR-22201/301 2U server is ideal appliance deployments requiring a bit more storage flexibility and power. The XR-22201/301 features up to two octal-core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family and the Intel® C600 chipset, 12 hot-swap 3.5" SAS/SATA drive bays or 24 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays, up to 768GB DDR 1600Mhz memory, 750W redundant Platinum-level efficiency power supplies, and intelligent remote server management.

"The new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family-based appliances offer incredible performance, energy efficiency, and robust security capabilities that is an essential part of AMAX's solid OEM solution platforms," said Matt Thauberger, Director of Technical Sales, AMAX. "AMAX adds tremendous value through build consistency and extended product life cycles to give our customers a true competitive market advantage."

Every AMAX appliance is fully customizable and designed to meet your exact project requirements from performance and budget, to unique bezels and chassis designs. AMAX's Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family based server solutions and OEM appliances are available immediately. For more information on AMAX OEM appliance solutions and services, please visit: http://www.amax.com/oem/.

Intel®, the Intel® Xeon® logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Intel®. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About AMAX

Founded in 1979, AMAX is a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC) server, storage and cluster solutions, Enterprise IT and Appliance Manufacturing solutions. The company applies a unique combination of hardware and software engineering expertise with an open standards-based approach to dramatically increase performance and ROI for the most demanding applications. Global organizations, including some of the world's best-known brands, use AMAX offerings to solve complex computing challenges, meet product development demands, 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, and Suzhou and Shanghai, China. For more information on products and services, visit http://www.amax.com.

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