Maxta software-defined storage solutions provide organizations the choice to deploy hyper-convergence on any x86 server, use any hypervisor, and any combination of storage devices. The simplicity of Maxta’s VM-centric solution reduces IT management to maximize cost savings. Hyper-scale, enterprise-class data services, and capacity optimization empower organizations to hyper-converge, eliminating the need for SAN or NAS devices.

Choice and Flexibility

  • Any x86 server
  • Any hypervisor: vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM
  • Any storage device: SSD, PCIe, HDD

Simplicity

  • MaxDeploy Reference Architectures
  • VM-centric Storage
  • Completely integrated into the virtualization UI

Agility

  • No vendor hardware lock-in
  • Instant access to latest hardware
  • Works with existing servers

Cost Effectiveness

  • Lower CAPEX: commodity hardware
  • Lower OPEX: Less power, cooling, space
  • Lower OPEX: Simplified management

Capacity Optimization

  • Thin provisioning
  • Compression & de-duplication
  • Space reclamation

Resiliency/HA

  • Local mirror + local replication
  • Strong checksums & RAID support
  • Metro storage cluster support

Data Services

  • Highly efficient snapshots & clones
  • Ability to co-locate VM & associated data
  • VM policy management: Schedule and retain snapshots

Scalability & Performance

  • Scale out and scale up
  • Flash-optimized
  • Log-based data layout

Overview Video

Our short three-minute video gives an overview of hyper-convergence, software-defined storage, and the cost saving advantages of Maxta.

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We chose Maxta for our virtual environment due to its cost effectiveness and management simplicity. I was impressed by the fact that Maxta’s architecture is able to leverage commodity SSD and SATA drives to get optimum performance and capacity without any cost trade-offs. – Subha Rajana, VP Operations & CFO, Vedams

Manage VMs, Not Storage

FeatureFunctionBenefit
Single pane of glass for VM and data managementEliminate storage managementDramatically simplify IT
VM-centric data servicesManage all data services at VM-level granularityNo need for storage-specific expertise

Data Services

FeatureFunctionBenefit
Unlimited number of snapshotsCreate time, performance, and capacity efficient VM-level point-in-time copyData protection
Rapid recovery of applications
Eliminate backup window
Unlimited number of zero-copy clonesInstantly create VMs without copying dataRapid provisioning for test, development, and VDI
Native local replicationReplicate data across servers within the virtualization clusterData availability
Native local mirroringMirror data within a serverDeliver enhanced data availability
Inline compression and deduplicationReduce capacity consumption by a factor of 3×–5× for all virtualized workloadsSignificantly reduce storage capacity requirements
Thin provisioningAbility to provision capacity several times larger than the size of raw physical storageMaximize storage utilization
High availabilityFailover VMs and storage in case of server failuresApplication uptime
Strong checksumData integrityData availability

Convergence with Industry Standard Servers and Commodity Hardware

FeatureFunctionBenefit
Vendor agnostic converged compute and storageLeverage commodity componentsRide the technology curve
Eliminate storage arrays
Significantly reduce cost
Optimized for flash performance and disk drive capacityIntelligently optimize mapping of VMs to storage resources
Accelerate random writes with sequential data log layout
Enable read and write-back caching
Eliminate difficult trade-offs between performance and cost
Significantly reduce cost
Co-exist with other storage solutionsProvide flexibilityInvestment protection

Overview Video

Our short three-minute video gives an overview of hyper-convergence, software-defined storage, and the cost saving advantages of Maxta.

Watch on YouTube

We chose Maxta for our virtual environment due to its cost effectiveness and management simplicity. I was impressed by the fact that Maxta’s architecture is able to leverage commodity SSD and SATA drives to get optimum performance and capacity without any cost trade-offs. – Subha Rajana, VP Operations & CFO, Vedams

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