Server Appliance Manufacturer
In the many industry-applications where appliances are the proven delivery platform, there are many challenges to be uncovered, faced, and resolved. Most often, the first challenge is the decision on what sourcing route to follow for the delivery of the hardware platform. The optional sourcing routes include in-house, ODMs, contract manufacturers (CMs), and system distributors that offer build-and-ship services. Each of these options has their pros-and-cons dependant on whom you speak to; their experiences good-and-bad, and the history of whom-and-what they have historically found acceptable. There are some success stories in each of these sourcing options.