Sunnyvale, Calif., November 24, 2014 – Maxta, a leader in hyper-convergence and software-defined storage, has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global award, highlighting the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Maxta had previously been honored by Red Herring as a Top 100 North America winner.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

Red Herring uses more than 20 criteria to analyze the companies, including disruptiveness of the solution in its respective markets, technological advantage, and team quality and experience, among others.

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Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Maxta embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Maxta should be proud of its accomplishment.

“Once again, we are honored to be recognized by the editorial staff of the Red Herring Top 100 awards as being among the most promising private ventures from around the world,” said Yoram Novick, Maxta founder, president and CEO. “This honor distinguishes our approach to thinking outside the storage box by providing true hyper-convergence with our innovative software-defined storage. Our team has worked diligently to help customers maximize choice, maximize savings and maximize simplicity and as such, we are very proud to be recognized with this impressive award.”

Maxta’s innovative software-defined storage continues to deliver on the promise of hyper-convergence by providing greater choice, flexibility and savings, while running on standard x86 servers. Unlike other platforms on the market, MxSP™ is hypervisor-agnostic and includes features required in virtual environments such as VM-centric management, end-to-end data integrity, efficient snapshots and cloning, and compression/deduplication for capacity optimization. Its simplified data protection options include continuous replication across local and metro distances, automated scheduler for snapshot management, predefined retention policies, and simple recovery. MaxDeploy solutions provide organizations with preconfigured, pre-validated reference architectures that deliver simplicity of ordering and predictability of performance. MaxDepoy™ reference architectures run on all major server vendors and on Intel and SuperMicro “white label” boxes for companies looking to leverage the full cost benefits associated with using commodity and standard hardware.

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 About Maxta

Maxta maximizes the promise of hyper-convergence. 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 further maximize cost savings. Hyper-scale, enterprise-level data services and capacity optimization, empower organizations to hyper-converge, eliminating the need for SAN or NAS devices. Think outside the storage box. For more information, visit


Judy Smith
JPR Communications