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All HCI Solutions Are Not Created Equal – Fortunately

New technologies often fundamentally change how IT procures and operates infrastructure and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is no exception. HCI is the combination of compute and storage into an easy to manage solution that doesn’t require dedicated storage experts to keep it running. Read More »

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10 Hyperconvergence Vendors Setting the Pace

As companies look for ways to make their IT infrastructure more agile and efficient, hyperconvergence has become a top consideration. The integrated technology promises faster deployment and simplified management for the cloud era. An Enterprise Strategy Group survey last year found that... Read More »

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Maxta hyper-converged SW flips off VMware for Red Hat

Software-only hyper-converged vendor Maxta said it can enable customers to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization, and run both hypervisors on Maxta hyper-converged systems. Red Hat Virtualization is based on open-source KVM. Maxta executives said the goal is to... Read More »

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Maxta provides nifty escape route from vSphere tax

Put a Red Hat on your virtual machines and steal away Maxta has found a neat way to differentiate itself from the hyperconverged system pack; it can run vSphere and Red Hat Virtualization VMs simultaneously and convert between them. Hyperconverged software supplier... Read More »

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HCI software vendor Maxta announces migration capability from VMware to Red Hat

Maxta has developed the ability to migrate customers seamlessly from VMware ESXi to Red Hat, using their software, and looking to appeal to customers who want to move some of their workloads to a less expensive hypervisor. Santa Clara, CA-based Maxta, which... Read More »

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Maxta adds Red Hat in plan to help customers dodge VMware tax

Maxta allows migration from VMware to Red Hat Virtualization on its hyper-converged infrastructure nodes and looks forward to PCIe upgrades to help unleash NVMe Hyper-converged infrastructure maker Maxta has announced it now supports the Red Hat Virtualization hypervisor and can allow customers... Read More »

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Maxta and Red Hat Team Up For Hypervisor Choice

Software Hyperconvergage Infrastructure provider Maxta announced support with Red Hat to offer a simple VM migration process. This would allow users to easily transition from VMware to Red Hat’s Enterprise Virtualization that uses KVM. The HCI space is crowded enough that I... Read More »

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Maxta Enables Use of VMware vSphere, Red Hat in Same System

In this new world of mix-and-match everything inside data centers and across supply chains, the concept of coexistence within different layers of data management is a welcome one for IT managers. Maxta.logo Maxta, a rising independent supplier of hyperconverged enterprise storage software,... Read More »

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Check Out These Hot Products Using New Skylake Purley Intel Xeon Scalable Processor

Maxta Supports Hyper-Converged Infrastructure On The New Processors Santa Clara, Calif.-based hyper-converged infrastructure software developer Maxta unveiled support for any server designed for Intel Xeon Scalable processors as a way to bring the performance of the new processors to HCI to customers... Read More »

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Seven hyper-converged software options for DIY HCI

If your company already has hardware that you want to turn into a hyper-converged infrastructure stack, you can do it with one of these software-only options. The term hyper-converged is usually associated with hardware appliances; generally, it’s software that’s delivered with hardware.... Read More »

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The Next Step in Hyperconvergence with Maxta

Hyperconverged infrastructure has changed the way a lot of organizations view virtualization. It brings a certain kind of simplicity to how it can be managed, provisioned, and deployed. Yet, this often only applied to organization at scale. The initial wave of hyperconverged... Read More »

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Maxta hyper-converged appliances offer configuration flexibility

With partnerships and integrations with the likes of Dell, Quanta and others, Maxta offers customers the flexibility to configure hyper-converged appliances to fit their needs. Maxta Inc. provides a virtual machine-centric implementation of hyper-converged computing that runs on standard x86 servers and... Read More »

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Maxta rolls out limited free version of its hyperconverged storage software

Maxta Inc. is offering up a free but limited version of its hyperconverged, software-defined storage software. The company, which specializes in software-based hyperconvergence for enterprise storage systems, said a free download of its MxSP software is now available for “qualifying organizations” in... Read More »

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Maxta makes MxSP HCI software version perpetually free

Software-only hyper-converged startup Maxta today formally unveiled a free perpetual license option for its MxSP software, following a registration drive launched during VMworld 2016. MxSP is hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software designed to run on commonly used server hardware.  Maxta said customers can... Read More »

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Maxta Releases Free Hyperconvergence Storage Software

MxSP software helps IT teams of any size transform their complex and costly virtualized infrastructure into an agile, efficient architecture. eWEEK is willing to bet that you have never been offered free hyperconverged, software-defined storage software before Sept. 30, 2016. Maxta, which... Read More »

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Free Maxta MxSP Software License

This licensing model, an industry first in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) segment, offers a simpler, more economical approach for enterprises to evaluate, test and quickly deploy HCI in their IT environments. Qualified organizations in the U.S., Canada and select European countries may... Read More »

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Overcoming the Hyperconvergence Planning Problem

Maxta Briefing Note   Hyperconvergence is a compelling solution to organizations trying to simplify their virtual infrastructures in an effort to be more “cloud-like”. The technology consolidates storage software into the hypervisor of a virtual infrastructure, eliminating the need for a separate... Read More »

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Interview: Maxta’s New Freemium Hyperconvergence Solution

At VMworld 2016, David Davis interviewed Maxta’s new Vice President of Marketing,Mitch Seigle, about Maxta’s new Freemium Hyperconvergence solution. Hyperconvergence is a hot topic because of the tremendous efficiencies that it brings however every HCI solution is different. Many HCI solutions require that... Read More »

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Herb Schneider, Mitch Seigle, Kiran Sreenivasamurthy VP, Maxta

Maxta Inc., provider of software-based hyperconvergence, announced the addition of two storage industry executives and has promoted a company veteran to expand and strengthen its team. The company also announced it has moved to new, larger quarters in Santa Clara, CA. Joining... Read More »

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Maxta goes Freemium and enlarges VP count with new hires

Full-featured software comes with no support, and node count and capacity restrictions Determined to stand clear of the noise in the hyper-converged market and forge itself a distinctive identity, Maxta has announced a freemium business model for its MxSP hyper-converged software. It... Read More »

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Six Buchanan County Schools Deploy Maxta

Maxta, Inc., a provider of hyper-convergence and software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, announced that six schools in Buchanan County, IA have implemented its hyperconverged solution to store and protect its data.   Chris Bresson, the technical coordinator for these schools, maintains the complete... Read More »

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Maxta Introduces Application-Defined Storage and Hyper-Convergence

Streamlining and simplifying IT for virtualized data centers Maxta, Inc. announced that it has further maximized the promise of hyper-convergence by providing application optimization with the release of the Maxta Storage Platform (MxSP) andMaxDeploy appliances. Read More »

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Maxta storage gets application-defined storage tuning

Maxta hyper-convergence customers can apply MxSP ‘application-defined’ templates, or customize their own policy settings for rebuild times, data recovery and reduction.   Maxta kicked off 2016 with an update to its MxSP software hyper-converged platform, adding policy templates that allow customers to... Read More »

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Prosoco in USA Has Chosen Maxta Hyper-Converged Solution

Maxta, Inc., a provider of hyper-converged solutions, announced that PROSOCO, Inc.  has chosen Maxta’s hyper-convergence solution to reduce downtime and constant challenges that stopped many of its business operations. PROSOCO, founded in 1939, is a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting... Read More »

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Hyper-Convergence Market Overview and Definition

Experts have noted that the storage space has not seen much innovation in the past decade.  As many enterprise data center technologies have gone through major architecture “re-dos,” the storage industry has remained virtually unchanged with the exception of some flash caching... Read More »

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Andrew Perry SVP Sales, Maxta

Maxta, Inc. has named Andrew Perry its new SVP sales, responsible for driving sales and revenue during the company’s current growth phase.   He reports to Maxta CEO Yoram Novick. Perry has more than 20 years leadership experience at large-scale global companies,... Read More »

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Maxta Choose Customer Choice For Hyper-Converged

Hyper-converged purveyor Maxta have been listening carefully to what their customers of the past two years have been saying, and they want choice. A major appeal of hyper-converged offerings is simplicity: simple to buy, simple to use, at least when compared with... Read More »

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Motorola Mobility Chooses Maxta for Business Critical Applications

Maxta Enables High Availability, Flexibility and Ease of Use for Motorola Mobility Infrastructure    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Maxta®, a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions today announced that Motorola Mobility has chosen Maxta hyperconvergence solution to reduce IT management and... Read More »

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Motorola Mobility Chooses Maxta to Manage Business Critical Applications

Like every other company, Motorola Mobility has a business to run – and it needs to do so in an efficient, cost-effective manner. By choosing a new hyper-convergence solution, Motorola is reducing IT management and costs across its business critical applications. Motorola (www.motorola.com),... Read More »

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Motorola Mobility Chooses Maxta for Business Critical Applications

Maxta Enables High Availability, Flexibility and Ease of Use for Motorola Mobility Infrastructure   SEPTEMBER 09, 2015 — SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Maxta, a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions today announced that Motorola Mobility has chosen Maxta hyperconvergence solution to... Read More »

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Maxta Expands its MaxDeploy Program

Maxta has announced an expansion of its MaxDeploy Program, which allows customers to easily order and deploy hyper-converged solutions that run on servers powered by Intel processors. This new expansion will include new MaxDeploy appliances based on Dell and Lenovo server platforms.... Read More »

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Maxta MxSP hyper-converged storage gets beefed-up OS

Maxta’s user interface enables granular storage management with vSphere, KVM and OpenStack and supports block storage with OpenStack Kilo. Maxta this week upgraded its MxSP hyper-convergence software with features for improved storage management for individual virtual machines. The software vendor added two... Read More »

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Maxta closes storage management gap

Maxta said it has announced MxInsight and MxCloudConnect, simplifying hyper-converged IT management across virtualization technologies. MxInsight includes historical reporting, enhanced policy management, and comprehensive storage quality of service (QoS) management for all Maxta MxSP and MaxDeploy solutions. MxCloudConnect, a remote call home... Read More »

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Maxta Updates Hyper-Converged Platform

Looking to make it simpler to manage hyper-converged systems Maxta today unveiled MxInsight, a set of tools that provides access to historical reporting, enhanced policy management, and quality of service (QoS) management for storage devices embedded inside the platform. In addition, Maxta... Read More »

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Maxta polishes OpenStack credentials with Kilo support

Maxta is polishing up its OpenStack credentials by adding Kilo support, service quality policies, and call-home diagnostics to its hyperconverged software-led systems. Hyperconverged systems refer to integrated, typically virtualised, servers and storage, and some networking, that are bought and operated as single... Read More »

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Maxta Announces New Hyper-Converged Management

Today Maxta announced its aim to simplify hyper-converged management across virtualization technologies with MxInsight and MxCloudConnect. These new offerings combined with Maxta’s enterprise-class data services, will, as Maxta claims, “close the storage management gap eliminating the need for complex and costly storage... Read More »

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Maxta upgrades hyperconverged software with new UI, enhanced reporting

Maxta also announced MxCloudConnect, a cloud based call-home capability, as well as support for OpenStack Kilo out of the gate. Hyperconverged solutions vendor Maxta has upgraded its software with MxInsight, which adds a next-generation UI, historical reporting, enhanced policy management, and comprehensive... Read More »

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Who’s ‘Cool’ In Storage Now?

By: Alex Woodie    Storage hardware may not get the glory in our software-dominated world, but it’s a critical element of a big data environment nonetheless. So when Gartner trotted out its “Cool Vendors” in storage last month, Datanami had to take... Read More »

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Maxta Named A 2015 Cool Vendor In Storage Technologies By Gartner

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —  Maxta ®, a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions, has been named a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s April “Cool Vendors in Storage, 2015.” The report points out, “Emerging storage vendors offer data center managers and storage administrators new antidotes for... Read More »

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Maxta Announces New Solutions Allowing Hyper-Convergence On Cumulus

3-25-15 by Adam Armstrong Today Maxta announced new solutions today that will allow entire data centers to be built exclusively using industry-standard hardware. This will create simple, cost-effective, and powerful solutions giving customers greater platform choice. The new solutions enable hyper-convergence for environments... Read More »

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Is hyper-convergence a good thing? Ask a mini computer veteran

Hyper-converged systems integrate compute, storage and networking into a single purchasable entity that is easier to deploy, operate and manage than traditional best-of-breed component systems. They are a step up from converged systems that integrated just storage and compute. That’s the simple... Read More »

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10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters: Information Week – Network Computing

Converged infrastructure is so last year; hyperconvergence is all the rage now. Here are 10 vendors that are leading the hyperconverged trend.  Read More »

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Top 16 Innovations for 2015 Celebrated by the Business Intelligence Group

by Biggie in Judges, Press Release, Vote, Winners   PHILADELPHIA, PA—January 22, 2015. Judges have deliberated and made their picks for the 2015 BIG Innovation Awards. These innovations are making major impacts in today’s world. The winning organizations have led the way... Read More »

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Top 10 virtualization startups you’ll hear about in 2015

MxSP software by Maxta Inc. takes a vendor-agnostic approach to software-defined storage that can be used to replace a traditional SAN by pooling storage on standard x86 servers. As heterogeneous data centers become more common, having the ability to deploy a software-only... Read More »

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Maxta’s MaxDeploy Changes the Hyperconvergence Game

Scott D. Lowe, vExpert, MVP Hyper-V, MCSE, Site Editor On January 21, 2015 I try to stay current when it comes to virtualization and storage topics and have a particular interest these days in hyperconverged infrastructure. I am a believer in the... Read More »

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2015 IT Data Center Infrastructure Convergence Predictions

Major IT system vendors Cisco, EMC/ VCE, HP, Dell, and IBM will broaden their infrastructure portfolio to include hyper-converged solutions.   By Mark Bowker Follow Network World | Jan 12, 2015 6:56 AM PT   Look ahead 2015 Data center IT infrastructure... Read More »

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Maxta 2015 Predictions – OpenStack will Solidify Hyper-convergence

OpenStack will Solidify Hyper-convergence Integrated Systems continued to gain traction and mindshare during 2014. Integrated Systems address the complexity and cost issues associated with building clouds and data centers to serve the needs of current applications. The Integrated Systems market is dominated... Read More »

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Maxta Enables Hyper-Convergence for OpenStack

DECEMBER 19TH, 2014 by Adam Armstrong Maxta has announced solutions that enable hyper-convergence for OpenStack, allowing service providers and enterprise customers to build private and public clouds based on OpenStack orchestration software and their choice of x86 server platforms, eliminating the need... Read More »

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Purpose-built storage for virtual machines

by: Phil Goodwin   Vendors are offering storage systems specifically engineered for virtual machines with an approach that’s fundamentally different from SAN or NAS.   With apologies to John Lennon and his great song, Imagine, here’s a 21st century twist on the... Read More »

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Maxta Maximizes Hyper-Converged Infrastructure On Cisco UCS Metro Clusters

byJoseph F. Kovar on November 26, 2014, 2:48 pm EST Maxta this month said it became the first to have its hyper-converged infrastructure software solution certified to run on Cisco UCS C-Series servers and support metro cluster environments. Read More »

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Maxta Provides First Hyper-Converged Solution Certified For Cisco UCS

​Maxta announced that its hyper-converged solution is the first to be certified by Cisco and will be running on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-Mount systems. The solution will also support clusters spanning metro distances. Read More »

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Software-Defined Storage Market Poised for Growth

By Nathan Eddy High-level skill sets needed to manage complex storage, followed closely by the complexity itself, were noted as top challenges to businesses. There is strong interest in deploying software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, according to a 451 Research report sponsored by... Read More »

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All-singing-all-dancing hyperconverged Maxta gets Cisco’s blessing

Follows Simplivity, but with added metro cluster support By Chris Mellor, 19 Nov 2014 Maxta has announced the launch of its MxSP, the first Cisco-certified hyper-converged system to run on UCS C-Series servers and support metro-distance clusters. Read More »

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96% of US Institutions Are Likely to Adopt Software-Defined Storage – Maxta/Intel/451 Research

And 82% hyper-converged infrastructure This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2014.11.20 Maxta, Inc. in hyper-convergence and software-defined storage, released results of an independent study conducted by 451 Research LLC of IT purchasers in midmarket companies. Read More »

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Can you compare software-defined storage architecture to hyper-converged systems?

Hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage provide similar storage management features, but the technologies are architected very differently. Read More »

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Moneymen dash to hand cash to storage upstarts

In pursuit of high-growth investment By Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2014     Comment There has been a sudden rush of venture capital cash to storage startups as mainstream vendors respond to the upstarts’ products and squeeze their growth window. The backing... Read More »

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A closer look at Maxta

Maxta are another storage vendor that I managed to get talking to at this years’ VMworld conference in San Francisco. Although they were present at last year’s VMworld, they only announced themselves in earnest last November (11/12/13) with the release of the... Read More »

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Maxta goes gung-ho for Grantley, cuddles up to big daddy Intel

Flashy upstart just loves getting some Intel inside it By Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2014   Hyper-converged software startup Maxta has repaid Intel’s faith and investment with updated software featuring Grantley support and an Intel-flavoured reference architecture – eat this and you will have... Read More »

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