The free download is made available through the company’s freemium licensing model, an industry first in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) segment. The recently introduced licensing model offers a simpler, more economical approach for enterprises to evaluate, test and quickly deploy HCI in their IT environments.
Approved registrants will receive a perpetual, transferable license to a fully-featured version of Maxta® MxSP software free of charge, enabling them to configure and deploy a three-node HCI cluster with a maximum storage capacity of 24 terabytes.
The company also announced the introduction of the Maxta Community, an online site for registered users of MxSP software and MaxDeploy® appliances. The new site provides a forum for users to ask questions, seek expert advice from Maxta, engage with peers and access self-help resources. Users may register for site membership at community.maxta.com.
MxSP software helps IT teams of any size transform their complex and costly virtualized infrastructure into an agile, efficient architecture by converging traditionally separate compute and storage tiers. The result is dramatically simpler management and significant cost savings by eliminating the need for expensive and complicated storage area networks and storage arrays.
Maxta software-based HCI solutions offer unparalleled freedom of choice in servers, storage and virtualization platforms, eliminating expensive vendor lock-in and creating much greater flexibility than hardware-centric HCI appliances. MxSP-enabled clusters can support any x86-based server including all-flash or hybrid storage configurations. Clusters may be scaled up or scaled out in increments as small as a single storage device or server at a time. Compute-only nodes may also be added to scale computing power independently of storage capacity.
“Since announcing our freemium hyperconvergence licensing model just a month ago we have received hundreds of advance registrations from organizations of all types and sizes,” said Yoram Novick, founder and chief executive, Maxta Inc. “This demand underscores the strong interest and need for a simpler, faster and less expensive way to evaluate, test and deploy hyperconverged infrastructure without complicated transitions from the lab to the production environment.”
Free MxSP licenses may be non-disruptively upgraded to a premium license, enabling unlimited capacity scaling and the ability to add additional server nodes. Premium licenses include full software maintenance, product enhancements and access to 7X24 Maxta support.
MxSP software licenses may be transferred without additional charge, offering significant lifetime value by eliminating the need to pay again for software when replacing or upgrading server technology.
To register for a free MxSP license, please visit www.maxta.com or contact Maxta at 1-844-44-MAXTA.
Maxta is redefining enterprise IT infrastructure through a groundbreaking approach to hyperconvergence that dramatically simplifies operations while delivering much greater agility and cost savings. Our award-winning MxSP software and MaxDeploy® appliances offer unparalleled freedom of choice in servers, storage devices and server virtualization platforms, while eliminating the need for complex and costly storage arrays. For more information, visit us at www.maxta.com or follow us on Twitter @MaxtaInc and LinkedIn.
Judy Smith, JPR Communications