April 25, 2008
MBX Systems to Showcase Lighted Faceplate for Branded Server Appliances
By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor
MBX Systems announced that it will unveil a new server appliance at Interop (News - Alert) in Las Vegas. The new server appliance features a lighted custom faceplate. Company will also showcase its entire range of branded appliance to show platforms and options available for deploying software on an appliance.
MBX is a contract manufacturer and integrator specializing in server appliances for OEMs and independent software vendors (ISVs).
The appliance model of delivering applications work is performed by bundling ISV’s software with its own dedicated hardware, running on its own hardened operating system and supporting applications. This ensures compatibility by removing software-hardware conflict even in case of multiple hardware platforms and multiple operating systems, inevitable in most of the enterprises. Installation is simplified as one has to just install it in the rack, connect power and network cable(s), assign an IP address, and turn the appliance on.
"Appliance manufacturers vary in the amount of customization they can offer customers," remarked Jill Bellak, MBX Systems COO. "MBX appeals to ISVs who need flexibility with their configuration and platform, and who want to reinforce their product identity on the rack. We are widely recognized for our capabilities in appliance customization and branding. Our partners' appliances stand out on the data center rack when their faceplate and chassis design reinforce their corporate identity. Despite this level of customization, we've engineered our processes to minimize lead times for branding and require low minimum order quantities to take advantage of it."
This turn key approach helps minimize application set-up time and maintenance costs. Software development also gets simplified as development effort is limited to the selected platform thus reducing development cost and time to deployment. Thus Appliance delivery model ensures scalable performance with enhanced reliability and security compared to traditional software delivery models.
Interop is a business technology event for showcasing practical business solutions to IT and business leaders. MBX is located in booth #321 of this event.
Anamika Singh is a TMCnet Contributing Editor.
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