KALEAO, a company natively converging computation, storage, networking and virtualization into compact, energy efficient, transparent, integrated hardware and software solutions, has announced the introduction of KMAX-EP – the newest version of KALEAO’s hyper-converged flagship solution for the server infrastructure market.
“We’ve begun to expand our technology offerings based on customer feedback and market demand,” said Greg Nicoloso, CMO and Co-Founder of KALEAO. “Our KMAX-EP is the next logical step in bringing true converged infrastructure to more global organizations. We’re pleased to announce the latest addition to our portfolio, KMAX-EP, today as we look forward to releasing additional offerings and configurations.”
The new KMAX-EP hyper-converged solution will be generally available in the second half of 2018.
Designed specifically to meet the needs of enterprise infrastructure, KMAX-EP’s fully integrated 4U chassis, power supply options, and pure, single-sided access further enables key applications for IT leaders including:
- Consolidation of IT services to bring resources together, to lower operational expense, and deliver corporate data governance while reducing management complexity
- Service delivery using private enterprise cloud models for enhanced data security and protection o ignored
- Modernization of the enterprise data center with new levels of scalability and efficiency
KALEAO’s KMAX product line delivers a consolidated software-defined platform integrating computing and storage, and now with integrated networking to be deployed one chassis at a time. The KMAX-EP and KMAX-HD products would deliver high density compute power while consuming significantly less power due to KMAX’s optimized scale-out architecture. KMAX would also benefit from the use of low-power ARM 64-bit processors.
“We see KALEAO’s version of hyper-converged filling a true need in the industry and gaining traction,” said Mike Leone, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “The value proposition of KALEAO around consolidation of resources is powerful, especially as more compute-intensive use cases, like IoT, continue to emerge. With the opportunity of satisfying real-time performance needs at the edge, KALEAO‘s unique approach warrants and is worth consideration.”
All KMAX products are available in a Server Edition to deliver a managed bare metal environment, and an Appliance Edition, delivering out of the box services. Initial Appliance versions include the OnApp Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Platform for software-defined Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) with centralized system management, for multi-tenant OS and Docker-based applications deployment. Additional appliance editions are in development.