Why Hyperconvergence?


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It’s a software-defined infrastructure.

Reduce costs through perpetual licensing, no refresh tax, no vendor lock-in and no upgrade tax.

Replace VSAN! You can still use vCentre or use a Maxta Red Hat Certified HCI solution!


Hyper-convergence is shared compute and storage together on more than two nodes (Servers) creating resiliency & redundancy for your applications and data. It simplifies the data center by collapsing compute, storage and storage networking into a single dynamic tier on just about any x86 standard servers – and integrates compute and storage services for virtual machines (VMs) so new infrastructure can be provisioned on-demand. With three nodes or more Maxta gives resilience and redundancy at a cost your financial director will be happy with.


Maxta Hyperconvergence Software Advantages


Hardware & Virtualization Independent

Use your brand of x86 server with the flexibility to run different hardware and multiple hypervisors on a single platform.

Scale Compute & Storage Separately

Scale up by adding disk, memory, or CPU to existing nodes, or scale out by adding new nodes.

Manage Virtual Machines, Not Storage

Improve infrastructure utilization by 40% and improve performance by 25% with VM-level policies.


No Refresh Tax

Only pay for software once with a perpetual license – not every time you refresh hardware.

No Upgrade Tax

Add capacity to a node, add a node, or add compute only nodes – without appliance vendor markups.

No Vendor Lock-In

Mix and match server hardware, drives, and leading hypervisors within a single deployment, so you’re never locked in.


Manage Vm's


Manage VMs, Not Storage

Storage objects that have no relation to VMs don’t belong in your virtualized environment. Storage provisioning, performance, and capacity planning are a constant struggle for IT managers who have virtualized many of their applications but still use traditional storage arrays. Hyperconvergence simplifies storage management by eliminating the need to manually map, provision or manage storage separately. Storage is configured automatically when VMs are created. Resiliency, availability and other data services are managed per VM. This lets administrators focus on managing applications and VMs, not storage.


Manage Vm's


Reduce Complexity, Remove Traditional Storage?

Traditional storage is much more expensive to procure and refresh than hyperconverged infrastructure. Buying and maintaining separate storage, servers, and the proprietary networking between them is a strain on any IT budget. Once that storage array hits performance or capacity limitations, you need to buy another array or shelf. 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.


Manage Vm's


Software-Defined isn’t Hyperconvergence

In a truly hyperconverged architecture, everything is managed at the virtual machine level. There are no LUNs or Volumes to manage separately.

The problem is many so-called hyperconverged solutions really just “software-define” the architecture – they don’t hyperconverge it. Software-defined storage (SDS) abstracts the management of physical storage from the software, typically by creating a shared storage pool using industry-standard servers.



The Maxta InterfaceAn example of the Maxta interface


The Hardware vs. Software Debate

Appliances Have Hidden Costs

The appliance approach to hyperconvergence makes installation and configuration simple. But that simplicity comes at a cost later. There’s a hidden refresh tax since you have to rebuy software when you refresh nodes, and an upgrade tax since adding capacity means adding an appliance. And you can get locked into the hardware platform, and potentially a hypervisor.

Software gives you choice and flexibility

Software-based hyperconvergence offers freedom of choice over both the hardware and hypervisor, can leverage existing servers and gives IT the flexibility to expand storage either within a server or by adding another server. Since you own the software, so there’s no refresh tax. And of course, you can also purchase the software pre-installed on the widest choice of server platforms making it just as easy to configure as an appliance model.


Eliminate the hidden hyperconvergence refresh and upgrade tax, and avoid hypervisor and hardware lock-in!