Provides all the advantages of hyperconverged appliances, but without vendor lock-in, upgrade taxes, and refresh taxes
Santa Clara, Calif. – June 7, 2018 – Maxta Inc., a leading provider of hyperconvergence software, announced today that it has joined forces with Arrow Electronics to offer “(un)appliances:” bundled, pre-configured systems on industry-standard servers that provide all the advantages of hyperconverged appliances with none of the appliance downsides. Additionally, Maxta hyperconvergence software and pre-configured systems are both now available with an affordable monthly payment through Arrow’s financing arm, Arrow Capital Solutions. These systems will be available through ArrowLink, Arrow’s exclusive e-commerce web portal solution.
Maxta Hyperconvergence Software is validated and ready-to-go out of the box as part of a complete solution. Users simply need to unpack the Maxta-certified hardware, place it in their rack, power it on, load the Maxta software, and connect it to their virtualization environment – either VMware vSphere or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Pre-configured systems can be installed and running in as little as 15 minutes.
Unlike hyperconverged appliances, where adding capacity always means adding new appliances, capacity can be added to existing servers by adding or replacing drives, or by adding additional servers. And because Maxta customers own the software for life, there is no need to repurchase the hyperconvergence software license when refreshing server hardware. On the other hand, hyperconverged appliances bind software licenses with the server hardware, which means that customers must repurchase the software with every hardware refresh. Moreover, Maxta customers are never locked in to any server vendor or any hypervisor vendor.
The pre-qualified and configured hyperconverged systems with Maxta software from Arrow are available with servers from Dell, Intel, Lenovo, and Supermicro.
“While our hyperconvergence software supports every major server brand and multiple hypervisors, we recognize that some organizations, either customers or channel partners, prefer to implement a complete solution that is pre-configured and ready to deploy,” said Yoram Novick, Maxta founder and chief executive. “Working with Arrow and making pre-configured ‘(un)appliances’ available through their catalog is a way for these organizations to quickly and easily get the hyperconvergence they require with the simplicity they desire. Our relationship with Arrow Capital Solutions enables organizations to procure these hyperconverged solutions in a subscription pricing model.”
Maxta’s new financing program provides customers with an option to finance their entire hyperconverged solution with an affordable monthly payment. The financing covers all solution components, including software, hardware, services, support and third-party products. Customers will still have the option to purchase Maxta software-based solutions with either a subscription pricing model or a perpetual pricing model.
Additional information about pre-configured hyperconvergence solutions with Maxta software now available through Arrow Electronics can be found at http://link.arrow.com/maxta.
Maxta is the only hyperconvergence provider that gives IT the freedom to choose both servers and abstraction layers including hypervisors and containers. Maxta’s unique software approach to hyperconvergence enables IT to scale storage independent of compute, run mixed workloads on the same cluster, and eliminate the hyperconverged appliance refresh tax as there is no need to repurchase the HCI software license when refreshing server hardware. Maxta is available as software only or as preconfigured solution on most brands of server hardware. For more information, visit us at www.maxta.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.