Check Point recently announced several new management appliances - 525, 5050, 5150.
Improved performance is always good, of course, but what about design of appliances?
Smart-1 Appliance | Check Point Software
In my opinion they look very pale compared to 2xx, 3xxx, and 4xx Smart-1 appliances. The same as any other server. Even the front grill is not pink! And this old-school logo as a cherry on the top.
I think it is always good to know that you server rack looks cool. And it should be easier to convince a customer that a good-looking appliance is more powerful that just a standard grey box.
Does anyone else cares about design of an appliance in their server room?
What are you favorite appliances in terms of good look?