New functionality helps organizations reduce ‘VMware tax’ by migrating from VMware to Red Hat Virtualization

Santa Clara, Calif. – September 27, 2017 – Maxta Inc., a leading provider of hyperconvergence software, today announced new functionality that enables organizations to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization and to run both hypervisors on Maxta® hyperconvergence software. This ability to move some or all virtual machines to a fully-supported, but still truly open source virtualization solution, helps organizations reduce or eliminate the VMware tax by choosing the hypervisor that best fits the needs of an application. Maxta is the only hyperconverged solution in the market that supports VMware and Red Hat Virtualization.

While all hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are designed to help simplify IT management by converging separate compute, storage and storage networking tiers into a single system, as well as administering virtual machines instead of storage, many of these solutions lock customers into specific hardware or hypervisors. Maxta hyperconvergence software not only can help customers eliminate the lock-in of server hardware or hypervisors, but now also facilitates the movement to open source virtualization. The choice of any brand of standard x86 server and different hypervisors can offer organizations an upper hand when negotiating with server or virtualization vendors.

“We are pleased that Maxta not only supports Red Hat Virtualization with its hyperconvergence software, but also provides tooling that enables customers to migrate virtual machines from VMware vSphere to Red Hat Virtualization,” said Rob Young, Manager, Virtualization Product, and Strategy at Red Hat. “This empowers customers with choice and enables them to take advantage of open source economics and feature velocity backed by enterprise-grade quality and support.”

“We chose Maxta because their software approach to hyperconvergence enabled us to use our own hardware, upgrade storage capacity within each server, and not have to repurchase the software license whenever we refreshed our servers,” said Larry Chapman, IT Manager at Trusource Labs. “This new ability to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat KVM now gives us a choice in every aspect of hyperconvergence infrastructure, including servers, hypervisors, and even disk drives.”

“Red Hat Virtualization is a data center virtualization solution that offers extensive virtual machine lifecycle management functionality including deployment, configuration, and decommissioning of virtual machines,” said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Maxta’s support of Red Hat Virtualization gives organizations of all sizes a choice of two industry commercially hardened and fully supported virtualization solutions while Maxta’s new ability to migrate to Red Hat Virtualization delivers the ability to choose.”
“Organizations and MSPs are looking more and more for a software approach to hyperconverged infrastructure to avoid vendor lock-in and avoid having to repurchase the HCI software license when they refresh server hardware,” said Yoram Novick, founder and CEO of Maxta Inc. “While there are a number of hyperconvergence vendors in the market, only Maxta supports the top two virtualization platforms in the market today – VMware and Red Hat. Our new Red Hat Virtualization migration functionality is designed to make it simple for organizations and MSPs to take advantage of this choice in hypervisors and avoid paying the VMware tax.”

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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 or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.