Maxta Hyperconvergence Software simplifies the process of building a private cloud infrastructure, so enterprises can grow and adapt based on demand, without breaking the bank.
As an IT professional, you’re under pressure to deliver infrastructure with the same flexibility and potential scale as big public cloud providers. 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 IT the ability to build private cloud environments using commodity hardware, scale compute and storage separately, and a choice of two commercially hardened virtualization solutions.
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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 a private cloud infrastructure that’s best for your organization.
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.
VM-Centric, Optimized for Applications
Manage VMs, 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 costs and increase flexibility 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, or hire, a storage expert.
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.
All the Advantages of an Appliance without any of the Downsides
Scale Compute and Storage Independently
Private cloud requires 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 private cloud infrastructure requires 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 “VMware tax” – the license costs for VMware vSphere software – can make private cloud unaffordable. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Maxta frees enterprises 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.
Advantages for Private Cloud
The Agility of Public Cloud
Get the agility of public cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft with a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure.
Hardware & Virtualization Independent
Use your brand of x86 server with the flexibility to run different hardware and multiple hypervisors on a single platform.
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.
Manage VMs, Not Storage
Improve infrastructure utilization by 40% and improve performance by 25% with VM-level policies.
No Refresh Tax
Only pay for software once with a perpetual or subscription license – not every time you refresh hardware.
No Upgrade Tax
Add capacity to a node, add a node, or add compute only nodes – without appliance or storage vendor markups.
No Vendor Lock-In
Mix and match server hardware, drives, and leading hypervisors within a single deployment, so you’re never locked in.