Why Build an Appliance?

Courtesy:  Clustrix

The number one reason for the appliance model is quality control. By reducing the supported hardware set, we drastically increase the QA time we get on the intended hardware.

The second critical benefit of the appliance model is much tighter integration between hardware and software.

The same applies to Morph Labs mCloud DCU and countless other appliances. The only caveat is lock-in in terms of technical support.