|[June 19, 2014]
NIMBOXX Releases Atomic Unit of the Software-Defined Data Center
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
today unveiled its 'atomic unit' of the software-defined data center, an
all-in-one solution that puts a hyper-scale
computing model within reach for organizations of all sizes. The
company also announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding
from SMC Holdings, a Hong Kong-based institutional investor with a
strong track record in backing U.S. technology companies.
The data center is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Legacy data
center models are not equipped to enable modern elastic computing,
20-year old storage architectures no longer scale to meet today's data
demands, and virtualization has become commoditized. Cloud providers
such as Amazon and Google (News - Alert) have employed a new data center paradigm,
building software-defined data centers to deliver massively scalable
services with efficiency that few others can match.
NIMBOXX brings these same benefits to organizations of any size,
delivering extreme simplicity and a new standard of performance while
reducing overall data center costs by more than 40 percent.
With a single
platform that converges servers, storage, networking and security,
NIMBOXX helps organizations bridge the gap from legacy virtualization
environments to an elastic compute platform. The solution features
mesh-based scale out, dynamic storage orchestration, self-balancing
workload heuristics, and a shared-nothing management model. It also
provides dynamic adaptation to cache and storage changes based on
multi-dimensional workload analyses. Deployments can start with a single
node and scale to hundreds.
"The value of consuming infrastructure that is preconfigured and
validated is building momentum within the IT community as ESG recently
discovered, with one-third of respondent organizations already deployed,
while an additional 44 percent have plans for, or interest in these
types of solutions," said Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise
Strategy Group. "IT organizations ae recognizing benefits that include
ease of ongoing management, improved scalability, reduced deployment
times, simplified initial deployments and improved TCO. NIMBOXX has the
potential to deliver these benefits to organizations of all sizes."
Unlike competitive solutions that run in a virtual machine on
third-party hypervisors, NIMBOXX has built the entire stack. The NIMBOXX
Mesh Operating SystemTM (MeshOSTM) installs on
bare metal and allows for direct control over all hardware resources.
This unique approach enables full software-defined data center
functionality and delivers dramatic performance improvements. MeshOS
also offers a RESTful API for integration with third-party applications.
Recent pilot customers have reported:
180,000 IOPS generated from a 1U system with factory settings
Average of 10x improvement in application performance
Seven minutes to go from initial configuration to virtual machines up
Up to 60 percent reduction in overall solution management
Up to 40 percent reduction in overall data center costs
Successful third-party integrations for security and VDI
"NIMBOXX's strategy to�take ownership of the entire stack is a truly
unique and different approach to today's virtualization needs and
challenges. They took�what has�always�been a diverse mixture of�cobbled
together,�segregated appliances�and methodologies and created a
streamlined, purpose-built, power-driven appliance that achieves the
same tasks�and goals�at a fraction of the cost and footprint. In working
with the platform, I experienced 180,000 IOPS in repeated benchmark
tests.�The only thing more impressive than�outstanding�performance
was�that it took less than 10 minutes to go from un-box
to�completed�configuration set up the very first time," said Aaron Kent,
IT Director, Fulghum Industries, Inc.�"For the first time in our
industry, NIMBOXX presents an opportunity for companies of all sizes and
IT budgets, to operate a software-defined virtualized server
infrastructure on par with the largest companies we know."
Founded by a team
of seasoned virtualization, storage, networking and security experts,
NIMBOXX's software-defined approach is applicable in all data centers
where virtualization is planned or implemented. The company will
initially sell to technology
vendors delivering I/O-intensive applications, service
providers delivering hosted private cloud and on-premises solutions,
key segments of the mid market, and enterprises
with big data applications.
"In the not-too-distant future, this will be recognized as a key step in
the transformation that's happening in the data center today," said Rocky
Bullock, CEO of NIMBOXX. "Hyper-convergence vendors have come before
us, but we've taken an entirely different approach, building the entire
software-defined data center stack from the bottom up. Our pilot results
speak for themselves - the benefits of this approach are indisputable."
NIMBOXX systems are generally available today. To apply for a free
trial, visit: http://go.nimboxx.com/trial.
NIMBOXX converges servers, storage, networking and security into a
single system, providing the easiest and most affordable way to deploy a
software-defined data center. By owning the entire stack from top to
bottom, NIMBOXX eliminates the need for costly licenses, integration and
management of third party hypervisors.�That means you get all the
benefits of the hyper-scale data center model enjoyed by the biggest
cloud vendors, without all the complexity.�NIMBOXX is headquartered in
Austin, Texas. Learn more at www.nimboxx.com
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