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What is Open OEM?

Open OEM Vs Locked OEM 

How did lock-ins by DELL, HPE and other large OEM vendors become the norm? 

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Only a few ODM Make Everything

Just a handful of Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) make all Intel x86 based equipment globally. Tier 1 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as HP, Dell and Cisco (amongst many others) then systematically re-brand and lock down every hardware and/or software facet that is relevant to their business model.

Systematic Re-Branding and Lock-Down

of Every Facet

Many appliances come preloaded with locked firmware and software making it impossible to re-purpose these devices later.


Proprietary storage servers are often completely locked at all levels – hardware, firmware and software.

This includes from the chassis all the way down to CPUs, NICs, RAM, DACs, SSDs and even HDDs.

A lot more - Compute per Wh & $

Where is the benefit for YOU, the Client?

It is not unusual for owners of Tier 1 equipment supplied by traditional OEMs to find themselves completely locked-out at the BMC & BIOS firmware level and therefore unable to freely perform even simple  component replacements or upgrades. 

Cost increase aside - here are the two most critical dangers of being locked in:

  • If a decision is made to switch virtualization, orchestration and/or network operating system software platforms you may find yourself locked out and unable to complete the project as expected.

  • If the decision to shift was made because licencing and support was deemed unsustainably expensive, and new licensing has already been purchased then this can quickly become a doubly negative experience. Both the original assets and new licensing are now at risk of becoming sunk investments.

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How are we different?



InfraBurst was created to combine the new world of open hardware and software - for both - OCP based technologies & Tier 1 Original 19" hardware - directly from Quanta. 


With our exclusive partner Hyperscalers, we seek to level the playing field for modern compute, storage and network equipment in the same way that the open source movement has done in the software world.



Exclusively Tier 1 Original & Hyperscale Hardware

InfraBurst is more than just another VAR - we offer 360˚ Sustainability Solutions, working only with selected top Tier vendors and partners.

We never re-brand nor lock-down our products. We are proud to work with our OEM Partner Hyperscalers, who only uses the highest quality chassis, component and commodity items. 

The nature of equipment lifecycle refresh planning is evolving beyond warranty-driven 3-year “rip and replace” cycles. 

Unparalleled  IP Appliance Design Process

Hyperscalers & InfraBurst have developed a Digital- IP-Appliance Design Process along with a utility, being the Appliance Optimiser Utility, which together, assist to productise IT-appliances for Digital-IP owners.

Reducing the time to value, mitigating risks and enabling our clients to hyperscale their services very quickly, reliably and at a fraction of traditional costs.

The Appliance Optimizer Utility (AOU) automates the discovery of appliance bottlenecks by pinging all layers in the proposed solution stack. 

Lab as a Service - Cutting time to value by more than 80%

LaaS is the world's first. Enabling our partners and their SMB and SME customers to test-drive various Provider-Optimized, Software-Based appliances aka Hyperscale-Appliances live through the internet with the view of systematically determining the right solution for their business.


Available appliance solutions include: Red Hat OpenStack - IaaS, Red Hat OpenShift - PaaS, Avanade's MS Azure Stack - IaaS, OpenQRM - IaaS, JetStor RAIDIX - NAS SAN storage, Nexenta - NAS SAN with Analytics, MoxRox - IaaS and many more. 

Let's talk or arrange a quick demo today!

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