Maxta Enables High Availability, Flexibility and Ease of Use for Motorola Mobility Infrastructure
Sunnyvale, Calif. – September 09, 2015 – Maxta®, a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions today announced that Motorola Mobility has chosen Maxta hyperconvergence solution to reduce IT management and costs in running its business critical applications.
Motorola, credited for creating the world’s first cell phone in 1973, is one of the world’s leading telecommunications industry innovators. Now part of Lenovo, Motorola Mobility, based in Chicago, Illinois, has a vast line of popular consumer products including its Moto X, Moto G and Moto E smartphones, smart watches, and accessories.
According to Fred Cheng, Senior IT Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Motorola Mobility, “Our former solutions were much too costly and required multiple personnel, higher capital acquisition, and management to support specific use cases.” As such, Motorola Mobility did an extensive search to evaluate traditional solutions based on storage arrays and more modern hyper-converged solutions to fit their needs. Motorola Mobility looked beyond storage arrays for their additional complexity, IT resources required, and budget impact, so the company researched hyper-converged solutions to find one that would best fit its requirements.
Motorola Mobility chose Maxta. Maxta’s VM-centric hyper-converged solutions help to reduce IT management and cost, all while delivering hyper-scale, enterprise-level data services and capacity optimization. The Motorola Mobility IT team also chose Maxta for its flexibility to run on both IBM and Lenovo servers as well as manage Motorola Mobility’s databases and middleware applications.
The Motorola IT team required simplicity – such as the ability of a single person to manage the servers, virtualization and storage versus the availability and coordination among multiple administrators. In addition, the IT team did not want to spend undue time and budget and was impressed with Maxta’s global reach of server-fix and software support. Motorola praised the Maxta team for its effective support infrastructure and the ability to get Motorola staff onboard and effectually trained.
The success of the Maxta solution in the initial deployment has prompted the Motorola Mobility team to install Maxta for additional environments and sites that may be a good fit.
“Maxta has made our project a success,” said Fred Cheng. “Maxta has a knowledgeable staff that we can leverage throughout our international organization,” said Cheng.. “We are extremely pleased with the choice we made.”
Maxta maximizes the promise of hyper-convergence. MaxDeploy Appliances and MxSP software solutions provide companies the choice to hyper-converge on any x86 server, the ability to run on any compute abstraction layer, and the flexibility to support any combination of storage devices eliminating the need for complex and expensive storage arrays. The simplicity of Maxta’s VM-centric solutions reduce IT management and lowers cost, all while delivering hyper-scale, enterprise-level data services and capacity optimization. With Maxta, service providers and enterprise customers can build private and public clouds based on any cloud orchestration software. Think outside the storage box. For more information, visit http://maxta.wpengine.com.
Judy Smith, JPR Communications