Hyperconvergence for Service Providers

Maxta’s Hyperconvergence software simplifies infrastructure for MSPs so that they can grow and adapt based on demand, without breaking the bank.

As an MSP or hosting provider, you need to keep pace with the big public cloud providers and create customer solutions with the same flexibility and potential scale. Traditional storage infrastructure can’t keep up. Hyperconverged appliances look promising, but come at a premium price and lack the flexibility to scale compute and storage separately. Maxta gives MSPs the ability to use industry-standard hardware, scale compute and storage independently, and frees them from the VMware tax.

The Freedom to choose. The flexibility to change.

Hardware and Virtualization Independent

Maxta gives you the choice of server vendor and hypervisor so you can build infrastructure that’s best for you and your customers.

Hyperconverged appliances and even some hyperconvergence software restrict your choice of hardware and hypervisor. Maxta provides platform-agnostic Hyperconvergence Software, so you have a choice of hardware and hypervisors. That gives you a clear advantage over costly and complex traditional storage arrays that lock you into their platform. Hyperconverged appliances promise to solve this too but still lock you into a hypervisor, a hardware platform or both. Maxta gives you the freedom to choose both, and easily change platforms down the road.

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Avoid hardware and hypervisor lock-in

Choose Your Hardware and Hypervisor

Maxta supports for over 7 enterprise server vendors and multiple hypervisors.

Maxta works with most major server vendors, including Cisco, Dell-EMC, HP Enterprise, Huawei, Lenovo, Quanta, Super Micro, and more. You can choose from pre-configured, pre-validated solutions with Maxta pre-installed, buy your own hardware, or even use existing server hardware. Maxta supports VMware vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platforms and gives you the ability migrate VMs seamlessly between them.

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VM-Centric, Optimized for Applications

Focus on Customers, Not Storage

Why waste your time on managing storage?

Maxta is a VM-centric platform. It optimizes performance and availability on a per-application basis, so you can reduce per customer costs by running mixed workloads on the same cluster and improve performance for applications by 25 percent. Traditional storage and even software-defined storage can only create and manage storage objects, such as LUNs or volumes, forcing you to become a storage expert.

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All the Advantages of an Appliance without any of the Downsides

Scale Compute and Storage Independently

MSPs need the flexibility to scale in small increments, shift resources around and grow compute and storage independently – all things hyperconverged appliances can’t offer.

On the surface, a turnkey hyperconverged appliance looks like a good way to go. It’s simple to rack and stack new systems as demand grows. But appliances can’t scale in small increments, or scale compute and storage resources separately – the very thing MSPs need. There’s also a “refresh tax” – whenever you refresh the hardware, you have to buy the software again.

The alternative, hyperconverged software, means you’re never locked into a hardware or hypervisor platform. And software lets you scale compute and storage independently.

Seamless Migration from VMware to Red Hat

Freedom from the “VMware Tax”

The license costs for VMware vSphere software drag down profit margins for MSPs. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Maxta frees MSPs to use Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with the ability to move some or all virtual machines to a fully-supported, but still truly open source virtualization solution. That helps you reduce or eliminate the VMware tax by choosing the hypervisor that best fits the needs of your customers. Maxta is the only hyperconverged solution in the market that supports VMware and Red Hat Virtualization.

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Advantages for MSPs

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Compete with the Cloud

Level the playing field when you go up against Amazon, Google, and Microsoft with a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure.

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No Vendor Lock-In

Mix and match server hardware, drives, and leading hypervisors within a single deployment, so you’re never locked in.

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Never Overprovision Compute or Storage

Scale compute and storage separately by adding disk, memory, or CPU to existing nodes, add new nodes as you need them.

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Manage VMs, Not Storage

Improve infrastructure utilization by 40% and improve performance by 25% with VM-level policies.

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No Refresh Tax

Only pay for software once with a perpetual or subscription license – not every time you refresh hardware.

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No Upgrade Tax

Add capacity to a node, add a node, or add compute only nodes – without appliance or storage vendor markups.

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Hardware & Virtualization Independent

Use your brand of x86 server with the flexibility to run different hardware and multiple hypervisors on a single platform.

Eliminate the hidden hyperconvergence refresh and upgrade tax, and avoid hypervisor and hardware lock-in!