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Considering Hyper-convergence: What features do you need in your solution?

There’s little doubt that people are looking for hyper-converged solutions based on recent market data.  However, what are the key features they are looking for and what benefits do they hope to achieve? Knowing what others are looking for can help guide... Read More »

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Looking Forward: The Hyper-Converged and SDS Future is Bright

Is the current flurry of the software-defined data center (SDDC) just hype?  Or are enterprises and businesses across the globe really adopting this new approach?  No one needs to question the prevalence of software-defined computing—because almost all analysts agree that over 50%... Read More »

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Putting the Software in Hyper-converged Storage

The software-defined revolution is well underway in every cutting-edge data center today.  However, this migration towards “software-defined” is no longer confined to large, public cloud providers who had really pioneered it.  Today—companies of all sizes are exploring and implementing the software-defined data... Read More »

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The Hardware of Hyper-convergence: What’s really needed for success?

It’s not a secret: software-defined storage (SDS) platforms are disrupting traditional storage architectures. Companies of all sizes are moving towards the hyper-converged compute/storage architecture favored by large public cloud providers. In such hyper-converged scale out models, the hardware building blocks are rack-mounted,... Read More »

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Disaster Recovery in a Box

Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning is a fundamental part of IT deployment and management. Businesses and services must ensure that they can operate even after disasters such as natural calamities, software corruption, crucial server failure, or human error. Failing to... Read More »

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Software-defined Data Centers: The future is now

For years, the basic design of data centers has remained in three distinct pillars. Servers have been running applications, storage arrays have been storing and protecting data, and networks have been providing communications both inside and outside the firewall.  However, the vast... Read More »

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All the benefits and none of the headaches of acquiring software-centric hyper-converged solutions

During VMworld 2015 Maxta announced an expansion to its MaxDeploy program and today I’m happy to announce the launch of a very cool MaxDeploy™ Web Portal for partners who want to order Maxta software pre-loaded on Dell Servers. We have created the MaxDeploy program... Read More »

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Freedom of Choice

The blog from our CEO on “The Dirty Little Secret of Hyper-convergence” discusses choice and flexibility being the main benefits of hyper-convergence. In this blog I would like to elaborate on them. Maxta’s approach of providing “Choice,” leveraging your existing servers is... Read More »

Don’t Fall Into the Vendor Lock-in Trap

It seems Nutanix specializes in all kinds of “lock-in” and we at Maxta think that is just not right for the customer.  When you buy Nutanix, it appears you will need to have a crystal ball to know what your future requirements... Read More »

The Dirty Little Secret of Hyper-convergence

Don’t Fall into the Vendor Lock-In Trap of Hyper-convergence About two years ago, I wrote a Blog (Storage Vendor Lock-in – Is the End Near?) that discusses how two emerging technologies, convergence and VM-aware storage, and more importantly the synergy among them, may provide the... Read More »

Maxta and Intel Join Forces to Simplify and Streamline the Virtual Data Center

Today we are very excited to unveil a very important milestone in the evolution of software-defined storage and hyper-convergence. Maxta and Intel have agreed upon a long-term engagement plan to work together to accelerate the adoption of Maxta Storage Platform as well... Read More »

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Storage Vendor Lock-in – Is the End Near?

Since the inception of IT, vendor lock-in has been a major issue for many customers. In the mainframe days, vertical integration was prevalent. Once you chose a vendor for your Information System, you had to buy servers, networking, and storage from the... Read More »

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Enterprise Storage: It is broken!

Server virtualization has redefined the compute paradigm. Over the past decade, server virtualization has become mainstream and brought along with it significantly improved levels of efficiency, agility, availability and flexibility. On the storage side, however, things have not quite kept pace. Storage... Read More »

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