MBX Joins Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance to Optimize Cloud Storage Platforms
Releases One of First Storage Systems Built with Seagate’s New Enterprise Value HDDs
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MBX Systems, a designer and manufacturer of custom server appliances, today announced a new strategic partnership with Seagate that will aid ISVs and OEMs for whom MBX builds cloud storage systems. The partnership is through participation in the Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance, a component of the Seagate Partner Program that bolsters strategic relationships with leading edge partners building the next-generation cloud leveraging Seagate technology, devices, features and support services.
Seagate selected MBX to join the program following a seven-year relationship during which MBX has used Seagate drives as a core component in custom servers for network storage, cloud computing, and applications in more than other 40 vertical industries.
One of the newest MBX platforms built with Seagate drives is the MBX X-60, a 60-drive, 4U, fully configurable storage appliance for cloud, video and other extreme high-density storage needs. The X-60 platform is among the first to use Seagate’s Enterprise Value HDDs, a line of affordable, high-capacity, energy-efficient cloud drives featuring advanced vibration tolerance, capacities up to 3TB, and other features optimized for storing exabytes of unstructured data in demanding 24×7 cloud environments.
MBX uses a wide range of other Seagate drives for other storage applications, including complex hardware platforms built to deliver customer Cleversafe’s object-based Dispersed Storage® technology for solving petabyte-and-beyond big data storage challenges. MBX has designed more than 75 platforms for Cleversafe to date, with quarterly changes to ensure use of the newest high-performance components from Seagate and other vendors.
“The benefit of belonging to the Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance is that we have an inside track to Seagate resources. Our Innovation Lab is filled with a full range of Seagate products to test with different platform configurations and scenarios for our own reference designs as well as those we’re developing for customers,” said MBX Systems Director of Engineering Jeff Luckett. “With pre-release access to new drives as well as the ability to tap into Seagate’s technical expertise when needed, we offer application developers even greater assurance that they will receive leading-edge, fully validated hardware platforms to handle their own customers’ critical workloads.”
“System builders play an important role in cloud storage initiatives. We created our Cloud Builder Alliance program to strengthen their ability to design, integrate and deliver the most robust hardware to support cloud storage technology,” said Mark Wojtasiak, Global Marketing Manager for Cloud at Seagate. “Having MBX on board gives us another strong partner with long experience in building high-quality custom server platforms to help businesses take advantage of the benefits of the cloud.”
More information about MBX’s comprehensive engineering design, customization, manufacturing, imaging and other value-added post-manufacturing services is available at http://www.mbx.com/what-we-do/
About MBX Systems
Founded in 1995, MBX Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of server appliances and optimized systems for application developers and service providers. MBX combines turnkey hardware programs with value-added services delivered through a dedicated account team, including platform configuration, hardware branding, inventory management, global logistics, product support, and system warranties. That unusual range of services, along with quality controls that earned the company Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Plant of the Year award, has contributed to rapid expansion of MBX’s footprint in the OEM/ISV server appliance market.
For more information, visit www.mbx.com or call 800-560-1195.
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