New Intel platform more than doubles performance and cuts latency in half
Santa Clara, Calif. – July 11, 2017 – Maxta Inc., the leading provider of hyperconvergence software, today announced immediate support for any server designed for Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, introduced today by Intel. Maxta’s software approach to hyperconvergence enables customers to leverage the power of the next generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors on the first day of availability instead of waiting months for hardware-based hyperconvergence solutions to integrate this new technology.
Maxta® MxSP® hyperconvergence software enables organizations of any size to transform complex and costly virtualized infrastructure into a more agile, efficient configuration by converging traditionally separate compute and storage tiers to create a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).
Supporting any brand of standard x86-based server configuration, Maxta hyperconvergence software dramatically simplifies IT management and delivers significant cost savings by eliminating the need for expensive and complicated storage area networks and storage arrays.
Benchmark testing of a Maxta HCI cluster configured with new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 processors and Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) Data Center Family with Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe™) delivered a storage performance gain of 120 percent measured by input/output operations per second (IOPS), with less than half the storage latency as compared to the previous generation of Intel technology.
Using Intel® QuickAssist Technology to offload and accelerate real-time data compression operations, the new technology platform offered a further performance gain of 25 percent with an additional 13 percent decrease in latency.
These significant storage performance improvements underscore the potential of the new Intel Xeon Scalable platform to significantly reduce costs through increased virtual machine density, support for even the most demanding applications, and greater customer agility by efficiently consolidating mixed workloads.
“In an era where business success often correlates to IT agility, enabling support from day one for new technologies such as the Intel Xeon Scalable platform is of paramount importance,” said Yoram Novick, founder and CEO of Maxta Inc. “Through our software approach to hyperconvergence and choice of any brand of x86 server, Maxta is able to immediately capitalize on advances in hardware technology and deliver its value to users at the speed of innovation.”
“Intel Xeon Scalable processors provide significant performance gains across a wide variety of hybrid cloud workloads,” said Jake Smith, Director of Data Center Technologies, Intel Corporation. “By optimizing for the rich feature set based on cutting edge technology, companies such as Maxta are significantly expanding the performance of their hyperconvergence solutions and delivering the foundation for an even broader set of Intel-based servers. Most important, their solutions enable IT organizations of all sizes to access these benefits now.”
Maxta is redefining enterprise IT infrastructure through a groundbreaking approach to hyperconvergence that dramatically simplifies operation while delivering much greater agility and cost savings. Our award-winning hyperconvergence software and MaxDeploy reference blueprints 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 maxta.wpengine.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.