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Cloud in a Box Brings Power and Simplicity to the Private Cloud

Saves cost on all fronts and improves efficiency as well

When companies make their first inquiry into the cloud, they are trying to solve some common problems with traditional IT. Traditional IT is complex; both in terms of management and in terms of procurement. Traditional IT is slow. It can take months to take a product to market. Traditional IT is also expensive in terms of project turn around time, power, cooling and the plethora of hardware devices (from servers to load balancers) needed to remain operational. Every CIO and IT manager will tell you that traditional IT can be a huge headache.

In discussions I have had with many CIOs and IT Managers, solutions that offer a turn-key package that can deployed into service quickly and efficiently are always favored over piece meal solutions. Businesses today want a vertically integrated solution that will achieve all of the benefits discussed above at a reasonable price point. With respect to the Cloud Computing market, a Cloud in a Box solution that simplifies the deployment of a Private Cloud hits the spot in terms of rapid deployment and reduced management. This saves cost on all fronts and improves efficiency as well.

ScaleMatrix offers a true Cloud in a Box solution, architected from best of breed components, that will bring all of the benefits of Private Cloud in a package that is easy to manage and quick to deploy. Tried and true components such as CA AppLogic, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Brocade Switches, FireTrace Fire Suppression and even a ScaleMatrix Self Contained Rack deliver the performance and stability that is expected industry wide.

The ScaleMatrix Cloud in a Box Solution Components

  • CA AppLogic is a turnkey cloud computing platform that enables you to quickly provision, deploy, and manage cloud applications and supporting infrastructure. There are even pre-configured AppLogic templates for applications such as Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, Exchange 2010, Server 2003 and 2008, SQL Server, osCommerce, SugarCRM and many more.
  • The ScaleMatrix self-contained rack is a self-cooled unit able to be utilized as your entire business infrastructure. It even holds up to 40 servers.
  • Dell PowerEdge R410 rack servers offer a powerful two-socket 1U platform that is ideal for compute-intense applications.
  • Brocade FCX-624/648 gigabit switches offer enterprise class stackable L2/L3 edge switching with 24 or 48 GbE ports and optional 10 GbE uplinks.
  • FireTrace Fire Suppression provides cabinet and machine level fire protection for high value and/or mission critical machinery.

There are three different configurations for the ScaleMatrix Cloud in a Box Solution ranging from a dual-socket quad core server with 1TB of hard drive and 16 GB of RAM up to a dual-socket hex-core server with 2x2TB hard drive and 64GB of RAM. These configurations meet even the most demanding of application loads.

Additional options include a 5 year service plan (which extends the standard 3 year service play offered with the Dell Servers), a backup AC Unit for high-availability cooling, Training for the entire platform and even Migration Assistance to the AppLogic platform.

The ScaleMatrix Cloud in a Box™ solution will allow you to Reduce Complexity, Streamline Time to Market and Maximize Margins across your enterprise. Get in touch with ScaleMatrix today to find out more about this awesome product.

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Ernest is a technologist, a futurist and serial entrepreneur who aims to help those making IT related business decisions, from Administrators through Architects to CIOs. Having held just about every title in the IT field all the way up through CTO, he lends his industry experience and multi-platform thinking to all who need it. Creating a vision and executing it are two different things, and he is here to help with both. Seeing the forest and the trees at the same time is a special skill which takes years of experience to develop.