Thinking outside the storage box

Broadly speaking, information technology is based on three elements—compute, storage, and networking. Traditionally, each one of these elements was delivered as separate hardware and software products. Servers were designed to support compute workloads and storage arrays were designed to support storage workloads. This model works well for physical data centers where applications run on hardware-defined servers, but is not well suited for software-defined data centers with virtualized servers and desktops.

Maxta® maximizes the promise of hyper-convergence. MaxDeploy™ Appliances and Maxta Storage Platform™ (MxSP™) software solutions provide companies the choice to hyper-converge on any x86 server, the ability to run on any compute abstraction layer, and the flexibility to support any combination of storage devices, eliminating the need for complex and expensive storage arrays. The simplicity of Maxta's VM-centric, application-defined solutions reduces IT management and lowers cost, all while delivering hyper-scale, enterprise-level data services and capacity optimization.

MxSP provides the best of both traditional storage and hyper-convergence by empowering organizations to define storage attributes independently and easily for each application, aligning storage with applications. Maxta software enables the tuning of the virtual storage pool to the optimal configuration for a variety of workloads concurrently, including VDI, Microsoft Exchange*, SharePoint*, SQL Server*, and Oracle Database*.

MxSP delivers significant capital savings compared to storage arrays, without compromising performance or scalability.

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The Maxta® solution is a hypervisor-agnostic, highly resilient storage platform for the virtual data center. Maxta provides its storage solution as the software-only Maxta Storage Platform™ (MxSP™) and as the validated Maxta MaxDeploy™ Appliances. Maxta's software-centric, hyper-converged solution is transforming the enterprise storage market. It fully integrates with server virtualization at all levels, from the user interface to data management, and supports all possible deployments of virtual data centers, including private, public, and hybrid clouds. Maxta's software turns standard servers into a converged compute and storage solution, leveraging server-side flash and spinning disks to optimize performance and capacity. Maxta's distributed architecture enables shared storage with enterprise-class data services and full scale-out capability without performance degradation. This results in significant cost savings, as well as dramatically simplifying IT.