I searched the internet for “connect and forget”. Wonderbox.net offer is described as a “revolutionary computer server”… I think of wonderbox as a “computing appliance”, but Wikipedia limits the definition to storage and network only. The endpoints are better defined: The PC continues being the most productive device to create digital content while information appliances including Smartphone's, PDAs, embedded systems and in-car systems mostly consume content.
I believe Database technologies are shaping the future of IT. Consider how this important workload can be delivered:
The fundamental change is automation going beyond a few servers to thousands of servers. While we’re still early in cycle of data crossing boundaries (e.g. MDM), the new models are arriving – become a leader and embrace computing appliances and hardware+software reference architectures for database and other IT workloads.