Maxta Hyperconvergence Software reduces capital and operating costs by up to 70 percent and frees IT from the refresh and upgrade cycles of traditional storage. It collapses servers, storage, and networking into a single server tier and allows IT to use existing servers, buy pre-configured servers, or use a combination of both.
Appliance-based hyperconverged solutions require you to buy the software again every time you refresh the hardware and add capacity only by adding appliances. With Maxta, there’s no “refresh tax,” no “upgrade tax” and no vendor lock-in even if you purchase pre-configured servers.
Hardware and Virtualization Independent
Other hyperconverged restrict your choice of hardware and hypervisor. Maxta supports every major server brand, multiple hypervisors, and containers.
Maxta Hyperconvergence Software gives you a choice of hardware and hypervisors. Maxta supports VMware vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platforms as well as most major server vendors. You can even choose software only or have the software pre-installed on the widest choice of server platforms.
Maxta gives you a clear advantage over costly and complex traditional storage arrays that lock you into their platform. Hyperconverged appliances promise to solve this but still lock you into a hypervisor, a hardware platform or both. Maxta gives you the freedom to choose.
Use existing servers, buy pre-configured servers, or use a combination of both.
Run multiple commercially hardened hypervisors on a single platform in addition to containers.
Mix and match server hardware, drives, hypervisors, and containers on a single platform, so you’re never locked-in
“One call solves it all” support resolution. Leverage your existing support model and eliminate finger-pointing between vendors.
Easily consolidate different applications on the same cluster and improve performance by 25%.
Control fault tolerance and availability levels on a per application basis, and reduce hardware requirements by defining availability resources per application.
Manage storage and data resources directly from the hypervisor without the need for a separate storage console.
MxIQ provides real-time visibility into private cloud and multi-cloud environments to help eliminate issues before they occur and also provide valuable insights into key performance metrics.
Manage infrastructure growth and cost more effectively with the ability to add capacity to existing servers instead of adding complete appliances.
Significantly reduce the storage footprint for virtual environments by 40 percent or more without impacting performance.
Admins can instantly create space-efficient, performance-neutral copies of virtual machines for VDI, as well as test and development environments.
Automatically protect against outages, data loss and performance degradation when drives, nodes, networks, racks or even sites fail. Can tolerate up to two node failures in a cluster.
Quickly create or restore snapshots without any additional storage overhead or any performance degradation.
Capture in-flight transactions and restore application to consistent state with no data loss.
Easily set application-defined policies for data retention on a per VM or a group of VMs basis.
A platform agnostic architecture with application-centric management designed to optimize performance and capacity in the software-defined datacenter.
Maxta’s peer-to-peer hyperconvergence architecture aggregates storage resources from multiple servers, incorporating a global namespace and creating a storage pool. An instance of Maxta software is deployed as a virtual machine or container on each server in the cluster. From the virtualization or DevOps administrator’s perspective, there is a single storage pool for the entire cluster, simplifying VM or container provisioning dramatically. Performance and availability policies assure that each VM or container gets the storage capabilities it needs.
Maxta leverages flash storage resources as a read/write cache for performance (including PCIe, NVMe, or SATA SSDs for performance), and SATA or SAS HDDs or SSDs for capacity. The cache tier can also be deployed with multiple flash devices for redundancy.