Maxta is the first hyper-converged vendor to support VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster. VMware vSphere® Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC) is commonly referred to as a stretched storage cluster or metro storage cluster. It is implemented in environments where application continuous availability is a key requirement.
The key benefit of a Maxta Metro Storage Cluster is that it enable an active-active and balanced workload datacenters. It enables functionalities such as VMware vSphere HA, vMotion and vSphere DRS between datacenters delivering on-demand mobility of workloads.
Maxta Metro Storage Cluster delivers the following benefits:
- Workload mobility
- Cross-site automated load balancing
- Continuous data availability across datacenters (Recovery Point Objective = 0)
The technology can be adopted to provide continuous availability between racks within a datacenter or across buildings within a campus.
The key requirements to support Maxta Metro Storage Cluster are:
- The maximum latency of 5ms round-trip time (RTT) between datacenters for the storage network.
- The maximum latency of 10ms round-trip time (RTT) between datacenters for the VMware vSphere management network.