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Critical Links' edgeBOX Now Certified on Intel Modular Server Platform

By Susan J. Campbell
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Critical Links (News - Alert), a global provider of converged voice, data and IT solutions for SMBs, has announced that its flagship product, the edgeBOX, is now certified on theIntel (News - Alert) Modular Server platform through the Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance program.

Positioned as a state-of-the-art solution, the edgeBOX offers a broad feature set and an unprecedented level of fault tolerance, while also addressing the increasingly important concern of service assurance.

Relying on the edgeBOX and the Intel Modular Server platform based on Intel Multi-Flex technology enables SMBs to have access to a class of communications and IT infrastructure that was previously confined to enterprise competitors with larger IT budgets.

A member of the Intel ESAA program, Critical Links has the ability to provide its edgeBOX solution on the Intel Modular Server platform. This platform has support for up to six hot-swappable Intel Xeon processor-based compute modules and features integrated storage and networking.

The edgeBOX software also includes a wide range of capabilities such as full-fledged VoIP, VPN, security, storage and collaboration services.

“The edgeBOX, in combination with Intel’s Modular Server Platform, eliminates the need for SMBs to make the traditional trade-off between simplicity, cost and capability,” saidAbdul Kasim ( News - Alert), vice president of global marketing and business development, Critical Links, in a Wednesday statement.

“We are excited that our membership in the Intel ESAA program has enabled us to successfully challenge existing paradigms and essentially change the game in the SMB segment. With the extent of its redundancy and scalability, the Intel Modular Server ensures continuous availability of features delivered by the edgeBOX. This translates into a compelling business advantage for today’s SMB.”

“The Intel Modular Server platform provides powerful scalability and redundancy,” said David Brown (News - Alert), marketing director of Intel Enterprise Platforms and Services Division, in Wednesday’s statement.

“Critical Links’ membership in the Intel ESAA program allows them to deliver their edgeBOX software on Intel hardware for a powerful value-added proposition for small and medium sized businesses.”

Critical Links is a global provider of converged voice, data and IT solutions for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). These solutions are designed to dramatically simplify and cost-reduce by consolidating over a single scaleable and fault-tolerant platform.

This latest certification validates the power of the Critical Links solution and the benefits that it delivers in the industry. The company will be able to extend its reach in the marketplace and build on the strength of the Intel name to better position its solutions for market dominance.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMC (News - Alert) and has also written for To see more of her articles, please visit Susan J. Campbell’s columnist page.

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